CSB sends team to fatal Bayer CropScience blast

29 August 2008 18:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is sending a five-member team to investigate the fatal explosion at Bayer CropScience's plant near Charleston, West Virginia, the agency said on Friday.

The explosion, at its West Carbamoylation Center, resulted in a chemical release, Bayer said. That release developed into a fire several minutes later.

The fire was later brought under control. There was no evidence of chemical exposure either on or off the site, Bayer said.

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