Press Release from the CSB: CSB Continues Investigation of Fatal Fire at Hoeganaes Corporation
CSB Continues Investigation of Fatal Fire at Hoeganaes Corporation
Located Outside of Nashville, Tennessee
Washington DC, February 16, 2011 – A five-person investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) continues its investigation into the cause of a fatal flash fire at Hoeganaes Corporation, a producer of powdered iron located about twenty miles outside of Nashville, TN.
One worker was fatally injured and another seriously burned as a result of the January 31 incident. CSB investigators have been at the site since February 3 interviewing key witnesses, examining the scene and collecting evidence. The investigative team will be led by Investigator-in-Charge Johnnie Banks who is currently at the site of the incident.
For more information, contact Public Affairs Specialist Hillary Cohen, 202-261-3601, 202.446.8094 or Sandy Gilmour, 202-261-7614, cell 202-251-5496.