Acid Tank Blast Injures 9 Indiana Plant Workers
Accident occurs at Rolls-Royce engine facility
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 28, 2014 4:08 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Fire officials say an explosion involving a tank of nitric acid has injured nine workers at a Rolls-Royce plant near the Indianapolis International Airport. A 250-gallon tank of nitric acid exploded about 1:30pm, releasing a cloud of vapor that left nine workers suffering from acid burns and breathing problems. Eight of the workers were hospitalized, but none had life-threatening injuries. Nitric acid is corrosive. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says the vapor or mist form can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. High concentrations of vapor can severely burn.

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JoeQ
Mar 28, 2014 8:47 PM CDT
Willie was a chemist's son, but Willie is no more, for what he thought was H2O, was H2SO4.
WallyEFunk
Mar 28, 2014 7:17 PM CDT
Horrible , But any zombies made from chemical accident..
Spudsy
Mar 28, 2014 4:17 PM CDT
Hmmm. Acid tank blasts and earlier this week, an oil spill into Lake Michigan from a BP plant in Indiana. How is that small government EPA working out over there?