What Caused the Explosion and Fire in Napp Technology in New Jersey

Credit: 5 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $15.00
Pages: 72

Course Summary

An explosion and fire took place at the Napp Technologies facility at Lodi, New Jersey, on April 21, 1995, resulting in deaths, injuries, public evacuations, and serious damage both on and off site. The accident involved a commercial chemical mixture, a gold precipitating agent identified as ACR 9031 GPA, owned by Technic Inc. (Technic) of Cranston, Rhode Island and comprised of sodium hydrosulfite, aluminum powder, potassium carbonate and benzaldehyde (hereinafter “GPA”). EPA and OSHA undertook an investigation of this accident because of the serious consequences and the characteristics of the substances involved. This investigation was conducted in conjunction with OSHA’ s enforcement investigation.

Learning Objectives

  • Description of the Accident
  • Analyses and Significant Facts
  • Causes of the Accident
  • Recommendations
  • Outcomes of OSHA/Napp Technologies Settlement

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