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Trump budget would eliminate US Chemical Safety Board 20 March 2017

The Trump administration's budget blueprint would scrap the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency that investigates major chemical and oil industry incidents. The CSB has no regulatory power but is influential because its recommendations are often adopted by industry and government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

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ATF says fatal Texas fertiliser blast was a criminal act 12 May 2016

On May 12 the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said that after one of its most extensive investigations ever, it had concluded that the fire that caused the explosion at the West Fertilizer Company three years ago was a criminal act. The blast on April 17, 2013 killed 15, injured more than 260, flattened dozens of buildings and caused an estimated $230 million worth of damage....

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CSB releases video animation of fatal chemical release at DuPont's La Porte facility 16 December 2015

The US Chemical Safety Board has released a video animation of the November 2014 accident at DuPont’s La Porte facility, located east of Houston, which killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released....

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News Extra: US Environmental Protection Agency overseer says Chemical Safety Board must improve employee morale 13 November 2015

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) must improve employee morale and carry out a higher number of investigations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) Arthur Elkin said in a report published on October 22. The report draws on a House Republican committee hearing from 2014 alleging a “toxic work environment” and friction between staff and former chair, Rafael Moure-Eraso. ...

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Fatal incidents at two DuPont chemical plants reveal safety failings 11 November 2015

Reports by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have revealed a string of flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning at two DuPont plants where recent fatal incidents have occurred. Four workers were killed at the LaPorte plant in Texas on November 15, 2014, and one worker was killed and another injured at the Yerkes plant north of Buffalo, NY, on November 9, 2010....

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CSB releases safety video of 2009 petroleum explosion in Puerto Rico 23 October 2015

On October 22 the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum (CAPECO) terminal near San Juan, Puerto Rico; the report includes recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

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CSB releases draft investigation report into 2009 Caribbean Petroleum explosion and fire 12 June 2015

On June 11, 2015, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its draft investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum (CAPECO) terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The draft report includes proposed recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

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CSB releases report on likely causes of fatal explosion at Pennsylvania zinc refinery 20 March 2015

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released the results of its investigation into the explosion and fire on July 22, 2010, at the Horsehead Corporation zinc refinery in Monaca, Pennsylvania, that killed two of its employees. The blast likely resulted from a build-up of superheated liquid zinc inside a ceramic zinc distillation column, which then "explosively decompressed" and ignited....

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CSB accuses DuPont of safety culture problem following LaPorte incident 06 February 2015

The gas release on November 15 that killed four workers at DuPont’s LaPorte plant in Texas was the chemical group’s third fatal US accident in five years. The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) asked DuPont to reform its chemical process safety rules after a West Virginia plant worker was exposed to a deadly gas in 2010, and again after a welder at a New York plant died working on a tank that filled with explosive gas....

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CSB says fatal Mississippi fish plant explosion caused by ignition of volatile solution 27 August 2014

An explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi Coast which killed one worker and injured others happened when sparks ignited a volatile mixture in a tank, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in a news release on August 26. CSB inspectors said that workers were performing hot work at or near the tank that exploded on July 28 at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point....

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