US Chemical Safety Board Sends Investigation Team to Fatal Ammonia Release Near Columbia, SC
Press Release from the US CSB…
CSB Investigative Team to Examine Fatal Ammonia Release near Columbia, South Carolina
Washington, DC, July 15, 2009 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is deploying an investigation team to the site of an anhydrous ammonia release that occurred earlier today at Tanner Industries, located south of Swansea, South Carolina, the agency announced.
According to media reports a woman driving her car near the facility was overcome by the ammonia vapor and was fatally injured. Seven other individuals were taken to a local hospital for what were thought to be non-life threatening injuries.