Lawyer questions safety of New Windsor perfume factory after explosion

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Concerns are being raised about the reopening of a perfume factory in Orange County following a deadly chemical explosion last month.

Verla International in New Windsor factory hastily reopened Tuesday after the explosion and fire in November that killed a worker and injured 125 others, including several firefighters.

Video of Verla International Cosmetics explosion

High profile attorney Michael Sussman is questioning whether conditions are safe for workers to return to the building. The town’s building department says the portion of the factory that's reopened is safe with no violations, but Sussman says that the multiple safety violations last year issued by OSHA are ongoing and may have contributed to the explosion and deadly fire.

News 12 calls to Verla and the town supervisor have gone unanswered.

Meantime, OSHA is investigating the incident and said its determination, and any possible new violations, could take months.

Chopper 12 over New Windsor fire factory

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