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Publication Date: 02/2006
Pages: 2
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WWashington, DC, June 22, 2005 Carolyn Merritt, Chairman of the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), declared chemical dust explosions in the United States are a serious industrial safety problem in opening a day-long hearing into the hazards of such accidents. Chairman Merritt noted the CSB's preliminary research reveals that nearly 200 dust fires and explosions have occurred in US industrial facilities over the past 25 years, resulting in approximately 100 fatalities and 600 injuries (from a Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board press release, www.csb.gov).

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