Chemical Safety Board Plans to Send Team to Illinois Plant Fire

June 15, 2021, 10:23 PM

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said it will send investigators in the coming days to the site of a massive explosion and fire Monday at a Chemtool Inc. factory in Rockton, Ill.

“The CSB will continue to monitor the incident and tentatively plans to deploy a team to the area early next week to expand dialogue with Federal and State partners, to include EPA personnel, regional OSHA personnel and Fire/Emergency Management personnel,” the agency said in a statement issued late Tuesday afternoon.

It said assessments so far indicate the “incident is a fire event and not a ...

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