Skip to comments.1 person seriously injured in explosion in Menlo Park (Membrane Technologies, chemicals firm)
Posted on 09/02/2011 5:03:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- A reported explosion has left at least one person with serious injuries in Menlo Park.
The incident occurred at 4:07 p.m. at Membrane Technologies and Research on Willow Road. It was reportedly a compresion explosion.
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“...a compresion explosion.”
Perhaps a ruptured pipe or pressure vessel, as opposed to a chemical reaction?
Or a Diesel Engine.
Probably a compressor explosion.
Good thinking. Reporters are soooo stupid on anything remotely technical or objective.
Crap! I used to work right across the parking lot from there - it is right behind a high school as well! (I was always extra paranoid about haz-mat situations because of that....(
Thanks, top of the hour local radio news,, 1 dead, the other scientist has ear injuries.. a cylinder of methane let loose..
23 employees being looked at locally .. must have been quite a boom. see if USGS picked it up.. They are based in Menlo Park.
snip from KTVU.com
One Person Dead After Explosion At Menlo Park Lab
Schapelhouman said that the incident happened inside a Membrane Technology lab where a scientist was in the process of transferring methane gas when the explosion took place, reportedly due to cylinder failure.
The scientist was killed in the accident and another co-worker who was assisting in the process was also injured, according to Schapelhouman. About two dozen employees at the lab had to be evacuated.
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