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US Chemical Safety Board releases final report on 2016 Sunoco Oil Terminal explosion 03 October 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final report on the 2016 flash fire and explosion at the Sunoco Nederland, Texas crude oil terminal, which resulted in burn injuries to seven workers....

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CSB Investigation finds three DuPont accidents in Belle, West Virginia, resulted from numerous safety deficiencies 19 July 2011

A series of preventable safety shortcomings - including failure to maintain the mechanical integrity of a critical phosgene hose - led to a string of three serious accidents that occurred over a 33-hour period on January 22 and 23, 2010, at the DuPont Corporation’s Belle, West Virginia, chemical manufacturing plant, according to the draft report of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) which was issued yesterday....

US Senate Confirms John Bresland as CSB Chairman 22 July 2008

On the morning of March 14, 2008 in Washington, DC, acting by unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate confirmed John S. Bresland to a five-year term as chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Mr. Bresland previously served as a CSB board member from August 2002 until August 2007....

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Sunray refinery propane blast caused by leak in disused pipework section 18 July 2008

A massive fire that injured four workers and caused the total shutdown and evacuation of the Valero McKee Refinery in Sunray, Texas, in February 2007 likely occurred after water leaked through a valve, froze, and cracked an out-of-service section of piping, causing a release of high-pressure liquid propane....

CSB Report calls for new national fire code 01 June 2008

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has called for a new national fire code for hazardous waste facilities in the US and for improving the information provided to community emergency planners about the chemicals those facilities store and handle....

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CSB releases new Texas City video 01 May 2008

A new safety video decribing the fatal explosion at BP's Texas City refinery has been released by the US Chemical Safety Board. The 56-minute video outlines the causes of the incident and highlight the safety lessons learned. The video includes a new nine-minute 3-D computer animation of the sequence of events as well as sections describing BP's safety culture, the human factor safety issues that contributed to the accident, and the importance of safe equipment design and trailer siting....

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Dust explosion devastates Georgia sugar refinery 01 March 2008

Up to eight people died and dozens were injured in an explosion and fire at a sugar refinery in the US state of Georgia. The Imperial Sugar Co plant at Port Wentworth, a suburb of Savannah has suffered widespread damage and is likely to be closed for some time....

Investigators find more fatalities at Jacksonville 01 February 2008

Chemical Safety Board investigators have concluded their initial field investigation of the fatal accident at T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville, Florida and have found that that the number of people injured was more than double the indicated number at the time of the incident....

NTSB takes over trailer fire investigation 01 February 2008

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has announced that due to the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation activities, the CSB will discontinue its investigations into last July’s fire and explosions at Southwest Industrial Gases. in Dallas, Texas and the August 2007 trailer fire at Hughes Christensen in The Woodlands, Texas. The investigation being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will deal with all aspects of trailer design and operating procedures....