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PHMSA Safety Advisories on Unauthorized Filling of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Posted in on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a Safety Advisory Notice to notify the public that PHMSA has confirmed that Komer Carbonic Corp., 12120 Cloverdale Street, Detroit, MI 48021, improperly filled and offered for transportation high pressure compressed gas cylinders (DOT Specification 3A, 3AA and 3AL) without verifying that they met the appropriate safety requirements for continued use. The US DOT PHMSA was alerted on July 5, 2013 and verified on July 9, 2013 that Komer Carbonic Corp. filled and transported compressed gas cylinders without verifying their suitability for continued service. Komer Carbonic Corp. fills and offers cylinders containing Carbon dioxide, for restaurants and other establishments.  For more information, contact Komer Carbonic Corp.: Mr. Dave Bamford, President or Mr. Mike Bamford, Vice President, 12120 Cloverdale Street, Detroit, MI 48204, Telephone 313-931-7373, to arrange for the return of these empty cylinders.

PHMSA also has issued a safety advisory to notify the public of the unauthorized marking of high pressure compressed gas cylinders by Beauchesne Fire Equipment located at 21 Freeman St. Attleboro Falls, MA.  For more information, contact Chris Michalski, Senior Hazardous Materials Investigator, Eastern Region, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 820 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 306, West Trenton, NJ 08034. Telephone: (609) 989-2256, Fax: (609) 989-2277 or, via email: chris.michalski@dot.gov

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