DuPont Allowed the Vapors that Killed Welder to Collect

In 2010, a welder was killed due to DuPont allowing flammable vapors to go undetected.  The welder’s torch ignited the blast, killing him.  US Chemical Safety Board Chairman, Rafael Moure-Eraso said that this type of accidents “occur at an alarming rate….This is not limited to one corporation.”  However, this explosion was especially concerning because it came after three safety lapses at another DuPont plant.  One of the safety lapses even resulted in the death of a worker and another being exposed to toxic gases.

This case happened because DuPont employees who were unfamiliar with the danger cleared the welder to begin maintenance.  Clearly, DuPont has some safety issues, especially when it comes to disseminating safety information.