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Board to release final report on Geismar plant explosion

1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago October 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016 Monday, October 17 2016 October 17, 2016 3:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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 Plan.

A Louisiana jury on Sept. 26 awarded four men injured in the explosion a total of $13.6 million.

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