Csb publishes ammonia leak safety video


The US Chemical Safety Board has released video detailing key lessons from the release of 32,000lbs of anhydrous ammonia at Millard Refrigerated Services in 2010.

The cause of the accident, which affected 153 workers and sent 32 to hospital, was revealed by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in a safety bulletin published in January.

This publication is now supported by the newly released seven-minute safety video, entitled Shock to the System, which includes a detailed 3D animation of the events that led up the resulting ammonia release.

Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso said, “The CSB’s new safety video is a valuable tool intended for use at the large number of facilities that utilize anhydrous ammonia. The key lessons learned from our investigation – examined in our report and in this video — can help facilities prevent a similar accident from occurring due to hydraulic shock.”