Norfolk, VA Wrongful Death Lawyer Report – DuPont Let Dangerous Vapors Go Undetected Before Fatal Explosion
The giant chemical company DuPont allowed dangerous vapors to go undetected inside a tank before it exploded at a plant in 2010, killing a worker, a federal investigation has found.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is investigating an explosion in Buffalo, NY, that killed the welder whose torch ignited the blast, AP reported.
See this video about the DuPont explosion.
The agency outlined steps that the Wilmington, Del.-based company should take to improve its safety operation. U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso revealed the agency is drafting wider industry-wide recommendations in response to at least 11 similar accidents over the last several years.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has also released a new safety video revealing how the fatal 2010 hot work accident occurred at the DuPont facility near Buffalo.
The video, “ Hot Work: Hidden Hazards” contains a computer animation detailing how the work being conducted on top of a tank resulted in the deadly 2010 explosion that killed one contractor and injured another.
As experienced personal injury attorneys based in Norfolk, Virginia, we see a number of industrial accidents in Hampton Roads which includes industry and dockyards in areas such as Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake, VA.
We hope this video will act as an instructional tool that will save lives in potentially dangerous industries such as the chemical industry.
When a company has allowed unsafe conditions to persist that lead to a death, there are clear grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.