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DuPont's LaPorte plant, site of worker deaths, won't reopen

April 1, 2016, 10:35 am

By Mark Collette and Brandon Scott

DuPont will not reopen a La Porte pesticide plant that has been shut down since a gas leak killed four workers - including a Groves woman - in 2014, the company announced on Thursday.

"We believe significant changes in market conditions during the period of the shutdown will persist over the long term and do not support restarting the facility," DuPont spokesman Gregg Schmidt said in a prepared statement.

The company will help employees search for new jobs and is committed to honoring the memory of the employees who died, he said. Some work will continue as DuPont decommissions equipment.

Groves resident Crystle Wise, brothers Gilbert "Gibby" and Robert Tisnado, and their shift supervisor, Wade Baker, died when 23,000 pounds of toxic methyl mercaptan escaped on Nov. 14, 2014. It was the deadliest U.S. chemical plant disaster in more than a decade.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board found lack of maintenance, poor procedures and inadequate safety equipment contributed to the leak. DuPont has not accepted all of the government's findings and released its own report, partly blaming the accident on employee/operator error.

A Houston Chronicle investigation found that accidents and environmental problems at DuPont plants nationwide mounted as the chemical giant, long considered a safety leader, sought to slash costs.

Units were operated with rusty equipment, non-functioning ventilation systems and had not been upgraded in decades, the investigations found.

DuPont reached a confidential financial settlement with Wise's family in October.

Beaumont attorney Brent Coon, who represented Wise's daughter, on Thursday said the entire petrochemical industry should do more to avoid tragedies like the one that killed Wise and her co-workers.

"If the facility is in fact sold, we would hope that new ownership would initiate all of the recommended repairs and upgrades before starting the complex back up," Coon said.

The settlement's terms require DuPont to observe a nationwide moment of silence for the next decade on the anniversary of the tragedy and to make a contribution to the American Humane Society in Wise's name.

Jasmine Wise, Crystle Wise's daughter, presented the Humane Society of Southeast Texas a $100,000 check in her mother's name in February.

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DuPont's LaPorte plant, site of worker deaths, won't reopen

April 1, 2016, 10:35 am

By Mark Collette and Brandon Scott

DuPont will not reopen a La Porte pesticide plant that has been shut down since a gas leak killed four workers - including a Groves woman - in 2014, the company announced on Thursday.

"We believe significant changes in market conditions during the period of the shutdown will persist over the long term and do not support restarting the facility," DuPont spokesman Gregg Schmidt said in a prepared statement.

The company will help employees search for new jobs and is committed to honoring the memory of the employees who died, he said. Some work will continue as DuPont decommissions equipment.

Groves resident Crystle Wise, brothers Gilbert "Gibby" and Robert Tisnado, and their shift supervisor, Wade Baker, died when 23,000 pounds of toxic methyl mercaptan escaped on Nov. 14, 2014. It was the deadliest U.S. chemical plant disaster in more than a decade.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board found lack of maintenance, poor procedures and inadequate safety equipment contributed to the leak. DuPont has not accepted all of the government's findings and released its own report, partly blaming the accident on employee/operator error.

A Houston Chronicle investigation found that accidents and environmental problems at DuPont plants nationwide mounted as the chemical giant, long considered a safety leader, sought to slash costs.

Units were operated with rusty equipment, non-functioning ventilation systems and had not been upgraded in decades, the investigations found.

DuPont reached a confidential financial settlement with Wise's family in October.

Beaumont attorney Brent Coon, who represented Wise's daughter, on Thursday said the entire petrochemical industry should do more to avoid tragedies like the one that killed Wise and her co-workers.

"If the facility is in fact sold, we would hope that new ownership would initiate all of the recommended repairs and upgrades before starting the complex back up," Coon said.

The settlement's terms require DuPont to observe a nationwide moment of silence for the next decade on the anniversary of the tragedy and to make a contribution to the American Humane Society in Wise's name.

Jasmine Wise, Crystle Wise's daughter, presented the Humane Society of Southeast Texas a $100,000 check in her mother's name in February.

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