Mitsui Chemicals

Accident Investigation Committee Report on
the Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Explosion and Fire

January 23, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals extends heartfelt sympathy and sincerest apologies to all persons affected by the April 22, 2012 explosion and fire at Mitsui Chemicals Iwakuni-Ohtake Works.

On April 24, 2012, Mitsui Chemicals formed an [Accident Investigation Committee] comprised of members of the academia and external specialists to investigate causes of the accident to develop measures to prevent future recurrences.

This Committee met a total of eight times to determine direct and underlying causes of the accident and study measures to prevent future recurrences. The Committee has concluded its studies and issued the attached report (PDF:2.8MB).


Attachment

Accident Investigation Committee Report on the Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Explosion and Fire (PDF:2.1MB)PDF