Board to release final report on Geismar plant explosion
NEW ORLEANS - The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is going to be releasing its final report on the 2013 explosion at a plant in Geismar that killed two people.
The organization says in a news release that they will be releasing the report Wednesday during a news conference in Baton Rouge.
The release says the report concludes that plant deficiencies in the years leading up to the incident allowed a type of heat exchanger to come under too much pressure.
It ultimately ruptured, causing the June 13, 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins Plant.
A Louisiana jury on Sept. 26 awarded four men injured in the explosion a total of $13.6 million.