The CSB is deploying a three-person team to investigate a fire and explosion that occurred on Friday May 3, 2019, at the AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, IL. Local emergency responders are reporting one fatality, two missing employees and multiple injuries as a result of this incident.
The CSB is an independent, non-regulatory federal agency whose mission is to drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment. The agency’s board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical incidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. For more information, contact [email protected].