Almost one year ago, at the time of publication, California-based Catalina Cylinders had its business turned upside down, when one of its aluminum dust collectors spontaneously detonated and caused a dozen small fires to blaze throughout its Catalina West facility – a day which will never be forgotten by those present at the time.
The horror hit the aluminum high-pressure gas cylinder manufacturer on the last day of August (2021), but miraculously didn’t critically harm a single Catalina team member. Safety was the number one priority for the firm that day and, it remains so today given the devastating scenes it faced last summer.
That was the clear message given by David Silva, President and CEO of Catalina Cylinders, when he recently sat down with gasworld to share last summer’s traumatic events to emphasize the need for impeccable safety protocols within cylinder manufacturing facilities, both in the US and across the globe.
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