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Chemical Safety Investigation Board (CSB)

2175 K. Street
NW
Suite 400
Washington
20037-1809
USA

Telephone : (202) 261-7600
Fax : (202) 261-7650
Email : info@csb.gov
Web : www.chemsafety.gov


Article archive for Chemical Safety Investigation Board (CSB);

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CSB releases report into fatal 2020 oil and gas well blowout and flash fire 02 January 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report into the fatal 29 January 2020 well blowout at the Daniel H. Wendland 1-H well in Burleson County, Texas. Three workers suffered fatal burn injuries from a flash fire that erupted when hydrocarbons from the well ignited, and a fourth worker was seriously burned but survived....

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CSB releases new safety video on 2019 chemical plant explosions and fires 20 July 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released a new safety video on its investigation into the serious November 2019 incident at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas. A series of explosions destroyed a portion of the TPC facility, damaged nearby homes and businesses, and prompted a mandatory evacuation of residents living within four miles of the plant....

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Final report into 2019 bulk liquid storage terminal fire released 17 July 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report on the 2019 tank farm fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, LLC (ITC) bulk liquid storage terminal in Deer Park, Texas. The massive fire caused substantial property damage, significantly impacted the environment, and led to the issuance of several shelter-in-place orders that seriously disrupted the local community....

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Final report on 2020 fatal propylene release and explosion released 30 June 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigation report on the 2020 propylene release and explosion at the Watson Grinding facility in Houston, Texas, that fatally injured two workers and a nearby resident and damaged hundreds of neighbouring homes....

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Investigation update released into fatal 2022 explosion at BP refinery 20 June 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released an update into its ongoing investigation of the chemical release and fire at the BP-Husky Refinery located in Oregon, Ohio that resulted in two fatalities and substantial property damage to the facility in September 2022....

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Final report released into fatal 2020 chemical release that left one dead, four injured 19 June 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report into the November 2020 hydrogen chloride (HCl) release that occurred during maintenance activities at the Wacker Polysilicon North American facility in Charleston, Tennessee. A worker died in the incident and four others suffered injuries....

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Safety video on Husky Superior Refinery explosion released by US Chemical Safety Board 12 June 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released a new safety video on its investigation into the April 2018 explosion and fire at the Husky Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The incident injured 36 workers, caused roughly $550 million (£437m) in damage to the facility and released 17 tonnes of flammable hydrocarbon vapour into the air....

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Final report into 2020 toxic gas release and chemical fire released 25 April 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report into a chemical fire and toxic gas release at the Bio-Lab facility in Westlake, Louisiana, in August 2020 following extreme weather during Hurricane Laura....

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New safety alert issued on the potential hazards of emergency discharges from pressure release valves 07 March 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a new safety alert, ‘Hazards Posed by Discharges from Emergency Pressure-Relief Systems’, which highlights hazards identified with emergency pressure-relief systems from four CSB investigations....

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Final report into 2018 Husky Superior Refinery explosion released 06 January 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report on the 2018 refinery explosion and fire at the Husky Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The accident injured 36 workers, caused roughly $550 million in damage to the facility and released almost 18 tonnes of flammable hydrocarbon vapor into the air....