Accession Number:

ADA275216

Title:

Assessment of Accident at Radford Army Ammunition Plant

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A desk study was conducted to assess probable sequences of events that could have led to a flash fire and subsequent lethal explosion of a double- base rocket propellant grain being machined to final dimensions. The incident occurred at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Virginia, on about 28 March 1988. A rational and highly likely scenario was hypothesized that encompassed all of the most credible probabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE