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Barton Chemical - Explosion. Report and findings from the Chemical Safety Board USA - CSB. View Report

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Verla International in New Windsor New York State on November 2017

The chemical involved was hexamethyldisiloxane.. The worker in the picture only suffered minor injuries and was able to escape. Another worker, a 57-year-old man, died inside the factory. The explosion sparked a massive fire and second explosion that spewed thick, black smoke into the air and prompted emergency officials to order a shelter-in-place. More than 100 people were treated at nearby hospitals for injuries after the fire.