The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has dispatched four investigators to begin their investigation of the Kuraray America chemical plant accident that occurred this weekend in Pasadena, Texas. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will also be investigating the cause of the chemical explosion.
A spokesman for the CSB stated that they will likely be at the site of the explosion for several weeks while they work to gather evidence and witness interviews. The investigation is expected to last for a year or longer.
“They’ll determine not only what happened, but why it happened,” said the CSB spokesman.
While the CSB is not responsible for issuing citations or fines following an incident, they do investigate accidents such as this so that they can determine safety recommendations that can be implemented nationwide.
In a statement, Kuraray said that they are “fully cooperating with all local authorities and emergency response teams and will provide additional information as it becomes available and is confirmed.”
Kuraray is expected to shut down and suspend operations for a few days while damage is assessed.
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