Accident: Wacker Polysilicon Chemical Release
Location: Location: Charleston, TN
Accident Occurred On: 11/13/2020 | Final Report Released On:
Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion
Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation is currently ongoing.
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. .