Volume 91 Issue 25 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 24, 2013 | Web Date: June 20, 2013

Two Plant Blasts Kill Three People

Chemical Accidents: Back-to-back chemical facility accidents on the Gulf Coast raise safety concerns
Department: Business, Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: chemical plant explosions, Williams, CF Industries, Chemical Safety Board

A day apart, two chemical plant accidents in Louisiana killed three workers and left many more injured. The incidents on June 13 and 14 raise worries that a rapidly growing number of petrochemical facility expansions over the next several years could lead to similar tragedies. The blasts also pile on to the investigatory burden of the already overtaxed Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).

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