The NTSB will be reviewing two accidents where errors in cargo transfer led to loss of life, injuries and extensive property damage.
In Whitehall, Mich., on June 4, 1999, a tank truck cargo of a sodium hydrosulfide solution was introduced into a storage tank containing ferrous sulfate. The reaction between the different
chemicals produced a toxic gas that killed the truck driver and caused over $400,000 in damages.
A similar accident on November 19, 1998, at a Ford plant in Louisville, Ky., involving a liquid mixture of nickel nitrate/phosphoric acid and sodium nitrate resulted in the evacuation of about 2,400 people from the plant and surrounding businesses and caused over $190,000 in damages.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 am. in the NTSB's new Boardroom/Conference Center located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC.