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View Diary: Monthlong investigation into cause of Texas fertilizer explosion leaves three possibilities (81 comments)

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  •  A gas-powered golf cart (3+ / 0-)

    or any IC is a no-no in an explosive environment.

    •  It was battery powered (5+ / 0-)

      They also said it was under manufacturers recall.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:02:25 AM PDT

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      •  On further research (6+ / 0-)

        No golf cart should have been there.

        OSHA on industrial trucks

        Only approved power-operated industrial trucks designated as EX may be used in atmospheres containing acetone, acrylonitrile, alcohol, ammonia, benzine, benzol, butane, ethylene dichloride, gasoline, hexane, lacquer solvent vapors, naphtha, natural gas, propane, propylene, styrene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, or xylenes in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures and where such concentrations of these gases or vapors exist continuously, intermittently or periodically under normal operating conditions or may exist frequently because of repair, maintenance operations, leakage, breakdown or faulty operation of equipment.
        The EX designated units are electrically powered units that differ from the E, ES, or EE units in that the electrical fittings and equipment are so designed, constructed and assembled that the units may be used in certain atmospheres containing flammable vapors or dusts.

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