Chemicals from Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant injure five workers

Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee
Presumably leaked chlorosilane has caused burns to five workers at Wacker’s polysilicon plant near Charleston – Image: Wacker Chemie

A chemical release at Wacker’s polysilicon plant near Charleston, Tennessee (USA) caused burns to five workers on August 30. Local media reports differ on whether the chemical was (mono)silane or chlorosilane. The workers were taken to hospitals.

Already in October 2016, a small chemical leak occurred at a distillation column of the plant; however, no injuries happened.

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