Chemical Safety Board to Probe Deadly LyondellBasell Plant Leak

July 28, 2021, 6:41 PM

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board will deploy a team to the site of a toxic chemical leak that killed two workers and injured 30 others at the LyondellBasell facility in La Porte, Texas, near Houston Tuesday evening.

LyondellBasell Industries NV is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world.

“We expect the team will arrive this afternoon to begin their assessment. The CSB will provide an update after the assessment is underway,” the independent safety agency said in a Wednesday statement.

The CSB investigates the causes of chemical disasters and issues recommendations to ...

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