This electrochemistry case takes place in South Carolina and involves an employee of a chemical supplies plant who was involved with the operations of a large chemical reactor, which was used to produce a caustic product. The water that is recovered from the reactor during the production process is reused in the plant, while dangerous waste products are disposed of. In order to carry out the safe disposal of waste, a large and complicated network of pipes runs throughout the facility that requires constant maintenance and inspection. The decedent was preparing the pipes for cleaning purposes when a large quantity of chemical waste exploded violently, killing the worker instantly and causing significant contamination of the building. It is believed that caustic material had been dammed up in the pipes with no removal method. A number of experts with specializations in chemical explosives, forensic chemistry, equipment design, and equipment appraisal were sought to opine on the issue.