Accident Description

Accident: Wacker Polysilicon Chemical Release

Location: Location: Charleston, TN

Accident Occurred On: 11/13/2020 | Final Report Released On: 06/15/2023

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was released on June 15, 2023.

On Friday November 13, 2020,  at approximately 10:04 a.m. EST, seven workers were exposed to a release of hydrochloric acid during a maintenance activity at the Wacker Polysilicon North America facility in Charleston, Tennessee. One of the workers was fatally injured, and three other workers sustained serious injuries.  .