September 9, 2005
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
An explosion and fire occurred today at the vinyl acetate manufacturing facilities of Kuraray's Okayama Plant. Details are as follows:
|10:40||An oxygen mixer at the Company's vinyl acetate manufacturing facilities exploded and caught fire while undergoing safety testing.|
|10:46||The Company reported the incident to the fire department.|
|10:54||Municipal fire fighters arrived at the scene.|
|12:13||The fire was completely extinguished.|
No injuries or deaths occurred as a result of this incident.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.