April 03, 2019
ARLINGTON, VA – The following statement can be attributed to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates in response to media inquiries regarding the fire that occurred at KMCO, LLC, on Tuesday, April 2:
“SOCMA is actively monitoring events at the KMCO facility in Crosby, Texas. We commend the community of emergency responders, employees and local officials who tirelessly worked to contain and extinguish the fire to protect the surrounding community.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected, particularly the two workers who were injured, and our deepest condolences go out to the family who has lost a loved one.
“SOCMA represents companies in the specialty and fine chemical industry. Safety is a top priority for our members, and the association actively promotes processes to raise standards for workplace safety and compliance with regulations.
“We are awaiting official reports from governing authorities regarding the incident. These important findings will provide learnings to continually help improve the performance of the chemical industry. We will also continue to work with stakeholders to identify procedures and measures to safeguard our members’ operations and communities.”
Inquiries should be directed to Jenny Gaines, SOCMA’s Senior Director, Communications & Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 571-348-5110.