U.S. senators seek federal probe of Takata-linked explosion
Truck carrying air bag parts crashed, killing woman and injuring four others
Two U.S. senators on Wednesday called on the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the Aug. 22 crash and explosion of a truck carrying Takata Corp air bag parts that killed a woman and injured four others.
Takata makes air bag inflaters containing ammonium nitrate, which have been linked to at least 14 deaths and more than 150 injuries and resulted in a massive vehicle recall.
The NTSB “must investigate this incident and determine whether this company took appropriate precautions,” said a statement by Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats.
The NTSB did not immediately respond to a phone call asking if the agency will begin the investigation sought by the two senators.