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1 person seriously injured in explosion in Menlo Park (Membrane Technologies, chemicals firm)
KGO7.com ^ | 9/2/11 | KGO

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: California
KEYWORDS: explosion; menlopark
as many as 16 injured, at least 1 seriously
1 posted on 09/02/2011 5:03:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s terrible.


2 posted on 09/02/2011 5:04:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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3 posted on 09/02/2011 5:05:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...a compresion explosion."

Hmm.

4 posted on 09/02/2011 5:07:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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“...a compresion explosion.”

Perhaps a ruptured pipe or pressure vessel, as opposed to a chemical reaction?


5 posted on 09/02/2011 5:10:38 PM PDT by null and void (Day 952 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

Or a Diesel Engine.


6 posted on 09/02/2011 5:14:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge
Updated to one dead.
7 posted on 09/02/2011 5:14:56 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: NormsRevenge
It was reportedly a compresion explosion.

Probably a compressor explosion.

Liberal reporters.

8 posted on 09/02/2011 5:26:57 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Talisker

Ah. Yes.


9 posted on 09/02/2011 5:29:22 PM PDT by null and void (Day 952 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Talisker

Good thinking. Reporters are soooo stupid on anything remotely technical or objective.


10 posted on 09/02/2011 5:36:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge

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....(


11 posted on 09/02/2011 5:45:26 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Navy Patriot

Thanks, top of the hour local radio news,, 1 dead, the other scientist has ear injuries.. a cylinder of methane let loose..


12 posted on 09/02/2011 6:09:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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23 employees being looked at locally .. must have been quite a boom. see if USGS picked it up.. They are based in Menlo Park.
Nope.


13 posted on 09/02/2011 6:12:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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snip from KTVU.com

One Person Dead After Explosion At Menlo Park Lab
http://www.ktvu.com/news/29066614/detail.html

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.


14 posted on 09/02/2011 6:20:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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