Chemical Co. CEO Cops To Charges Over Employee Death

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT) -- The CEO of defunct Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services LLC pled guilty in Texas federal court Thursday to failing to protect an employee who died from inhaling poisonous gas, with criminal charges still pending against the company.

Matthew Lawrence Bowman pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn to violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act and making a false statement. Two truck drivers at PACES, which makes caustic materials and sells them to paper mills, died from inhaling hydrogen sulfide. Prosecutors say Bowman’s actions...
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