911 audio reveals DuPont plant supervisor tried to downplay magnitude of deadly leak

DISPATCHER: La Porte 911, what is the address of your emergency?

DUPONT SUPERVISOR: We have a possible Casualty 5, is what my medics are telling me.

DISPATCHER: How did this happen? Is it chemical related?

DUPONT SUPERVISOR: Uh, I am not certain.

DISPATCHER: Okay, sir, I need to know what’s going on before I send.

DUPONT SUPERVISOR: They’re doing a rescue right now. We have some injured people. I am not sure if chemicals are involved or not. I’m just relaying the message.

Excerpt from transcript of 911 call from a DuPont supervisor to first responders in the immediate aftermath of a deadly chemical leak at a facility in Texas.