US chemical safety board assesses Boston blast

22 November 2006 21:46 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) said on Wednesday it would deploy a team to assess a chemical plant explosion that rocked a Boston suburb.

The early morning blast at the CAI plant in Massachusetts damaged nearly 90 homes but caused only minor injuries, according to news media accounts.

CAI makes adhesives, inks and coatings.

The investigation board said its team would assist the board in determining whether to conduct a full investigation into the causes of the incident.

By Brian Ford