Accident Description

Accident: DuPont La Porte Facility Toxic Chemical Release

Location: Location: La Porte, TX

Accident Occurred On: 11/15/2014 | Final Report Released On: 06/25/2019

Accident Type: Release

Investigation Status: The CSB's final investigation report was released at a public business meeting on June 25, 2019.

The accident at DuPont’s facility, located east of Houston, killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released.