CSB acting managing director David LaCerte and Stephen Klejst, executive director for investigations and recommendations, traveled to “engage with Federal, State and local emergency responders, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others” and “gather information from the incident site and make a recommendation on how best to proceed,” the CSB says in a statement. Neither official has chemical manufacturing experience: LaCerte is an attorney who worked with the US Office of Personnel Management and Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, and Klejst is a safety professional who came to the CSB from the US National Transportation Safety Board and the railroad industry. Investigators from other federal agencies have determined that the incident was not caused by suspicious or criminal activity, the CSB statement says. /safety/industrial-safety/Chemical-Safety-Board-sends-2/99/i24 20210626 Concentrates 99 24 /magazine/99/09924.html Chemical Safety Board sends 2 staff to Chemtool plant after fire Industrial safety, safety, csb, chemical safety board, chemtool, lubrizol con govpol Jyllian Kemsley safety industrial-safety business specialty-chemicals All 70 workers that were in the Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, evacuated safely after it caught fire June 14.
by Jyllian Kemsley |
June 26, 2021