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Solvent Explosion - California

A mechanic was cleaning an electric fork lift with a cleaning solvent that exploded. The mechanic fell backwards, and injured his back. This resulted in a long-term disability. 

The Chemaxx role was to assess the flammability of the solvents in question. Through experimentation, it was demonstrated that relatively non-flammable solvents (such as mineral oil) become highly flammable when sprayed as a fine mist. Other issues included the Material Safety Data Sheet and labeling.

Dr. Fox is an explosion expert, fire expert, and chemical expert with extensive experience in OSHA chemical regulations and chemical safety.