Toxic Chemical release at DuPont in La Porte, Texas

Credit: 12 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $180.00
Pages: 162

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Course Summary:

On November 15, 2014, approximately 24,000 poundsof highly toxic methyl mercaptan was released from an insecticide productionunit (LannateĀ® Unit) at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) chemical manufacturing facility in La Porte, Texas. The release killed three operators and a shift supervisor inside a manufacturing building.d They died from a combination of asphyxia and acute exposure (by inhalation) to methyl mercaptan.

Toxic Chemical release at DuPont in La Porte, Texas

Learning Objective:

The purpose of this course is to find out the cause and origin of the accident.

Course Author

Franco F. Davati, P.E.

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