An Accident Investigation Report,
ARMY ARMAMENT MATERIEL READINESS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL
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This presentation is concerned with a serious explosive indicent that occurred at Radford, Virginia in May 1981. It describes the process involved, the damage that was sustained, and then provide the results of the investigation that followed this incident. This investigation concluded that the most probable cause of this incident was an electrostatic discharge from the NC in the container being filled to the grounded dust shroud which ignited a flammable alcoholair mixture.