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Bayer faulted over US plant fire

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed fines totalling $143,000 following a six-month investigation of an explosion and fire at Bayer CropScience’s pesticide production facility in Institute, West Virginia last year. Bayer closed the production unit at the site while the investigation was carried out ( Agrow No 551, p 4). The incident resulted in two deaths.



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