WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement after the release of the OSHA report regarding the steam explosion at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven campus on November 13, 2020:

“This report proves what we already knew: our VA facilities are in need of serious overhaul and increased investment. The tragedy last November was preventable, and I’ll keep pushing to make sure the West Haven VA has the resources it needs to rebuild and upgrade its infrastructure and to ensure the safety of the staff, veterans and their families,” said Murphy.