A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said last Wednesday, August 31 that the Takata air bag parts, which figured in an explosion on Monday, August 22, were shipped properly. The blast near Quemado, Texas resulted in the death of one woman and injured three more people.
Preliminary checks have been made by the NTSB’s hazardous material team along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the Japanese automotive parts company. In a statement, the NTSB said: “Initial indicators are that the materials were packaged properly. If the review of documents and other information shows cause to investigate, the NTSB will do so.” The investigation was called for by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA), who are both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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