Wacker Plant explosion report is in

CHARLESTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases their findings on the explosion at the Wacker Plant last September.

The state agency’s report “also” says its findings allege violations of standards and rules.

It also charges the company with a total of 25-thousand 4 hundred dollars in fines for five violations.

According to the Cleveland Daily Banner, Wacker Vice President Mary Beth Hudson, who serves as Charleston plant manager, responded to the TOSHA findings.

She claims they learned the September 7th incident was caused by a mechanical failure with equipment in the hydrogen recovery building.

Apparently a piston fractured releasing hydrogen that ignited.

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