Volume 93 Issue 21 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 25, 2015 | Web Date: May 21, 2015

Government Cites DuPont For Chemical Leak That Killed Four Workers

Plant Safety: Serious failures in 2014 toxic release at Texas plant found by Occupational Safety & Health Administration investigators
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: OSHA, DuPont, methyl mercaptan

DuPont has been cited by federal investigators for 11 violations related to a chemical leak at the company’s plant in La Porte, Texas, that claimed the lives of four workers.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) said the tragedy would have been prevented had DuPont taken steps to protect the workers. The agency is proposing fines totaling $99,000 for the November 2014 deaths, which were caused . . .

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