West Pharmaceutical blamed for fatal explosion in 2003

West Pharmaceutical Services should have warned workers about the build-up of potentially explosive dust, and should have taken more care to design the factory and wiring to take account of the build-up, says the official report into the January 2003 explosion. The explosion kiled six and injured 38 more workers at the plant.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report on 23 Sept after voting unanimously to approve the document.

The CSB report determined four root causes of the accident at West:…

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