November 26, 2014
To: Reporters and editors covering chemical disaster in La Porte, Texas
Following the death of a worker at a DuPont chemical plant in West Virginia in 2010, for example the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) found “numerous safety deficiencies” at the operation. This CSB video re-enacts the incident, in which a worker lost his life after exposure to phosgene, a deadly gas that was used as a chemical weapon during World War I.
... But the company that owns the plant, DuPont, has been making millions selling discredited “Employee Safety Consulting” to other companies for years.