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Main Title EPA/OSHA joint chemical accident investigation report : Napp Technologies, Inc. Lodi, New Jersey.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. ;Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA 550-R-97-002
Stock Number PB2006-100944
OCLC Number 39060932
Additional Subjects Chemical plants ; Chemical compounds ; Occupational safety and health ; Accident investigations ; Industrial accidents ; Pesticides ; Hazardous materials ; Vapors ; Safety analysis ; Recurrence ; Chemical safety ; Chemical industry ; Fatalities ; Injuries ; Lodi(New Jersey)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 550-R-97-002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/24/2001
EJAD  EPA 550/R-97-002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/18/2003
EJBD  EPA/550-R-97-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/23/1998
EKAM  EPA 550-R-97-002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/14/1998
ELBD  EPA 550-R-97-002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/1998
NTIS  PB2006-100944 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 04/04/2019
Collation v, 47 p. ill. ; 28 cm.
On April 21, 1995, at approximately 7:45 a.m., a violent explosion and fire occurred at the Napp Technologies, Inc. (Napp) specialty chemical plant in Lodi, New Jersey. Five employees of Napp ultimately died (four employees were fatally injured at the site, the fifth employee died several days later due to injuries related to the event). A majority of the facility was destroyed as a result of the fire, and other businesses near the facility were destroyed or significantly damaged. Approximately 300 residents in the area were evacuated from their homes and a school. Additionally, firefighting efforts generated contaminated water that ran off into the streets and nearby Saddle River. The joint chemical accident investigation team (JCAIT) formed by OSHA and EPA determined that the most likely cause of the accident was the inadvertent introduction of water/heat into water-reactive materials (aluminum powder and sodium hydrosulfite) during the mixing operation.
"EPA 550-R-97-002." "October 1997."