About the Author
Kevin Collins is a partner in Bracewell’s Environmental Strategies group in Austin. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Texas, he assists companies responding to government investigations after major industrial accidents and chemical releases in the energy and chemical sectors, including investigations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
"You are under arrest." Stop and let that statement sink in. This is not something engineers, managers or other safety professionals expect to hear in connection with their jobs. In a recent and growing trend, the government has been arresting individuals after catastrophic accidents that result in the loss of...
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