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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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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....

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Final report and incident animation released into 2018 chemical plant explosion that injured 23 03 January 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report and incident animation for the 2018 fire that injured 23 workers at the Kuraray America, Inc. EVAL plant in Pasadena, Texas....

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Investigation update into fatal paint manufacturing explosion released 19 December 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an update on December 16 into its ongoing investigation of the incident at the Yenkin-Majestic OPC Polymers resin plant in Columbus, Ohio in April 2021. The update provides a detailed incident description, background information on the facility and production as well as a history of the equipment. The large explosion and fire led to one fatality and injured eight additional employees....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases new safety video on fatal 2017 explosion 13 December 2022

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new safety video about the fatal explosion that occurred on 3 April 2017 at the Loy-Lange Box Company in St Louis, Missouri. The incident occurred when a severely corroded pressure vessel catastrophically failed, causing an explosion that launched the pressure vessel into a neighbouring building. One worker and three members of the public were fatally injured....

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Investigation update on fatal BP-Husky refinery incident released 01 November 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released information related to its ongoing investigation of the chemical release and fire at the BP-Husky Refining Toledo refinery in Oregon, Ohio. The incident on September 20 killed two workers and resulted in a release of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide, as well as significant property damage....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases new safety video: “Wake Up Call: Refinery Disaster in Philadelphia” 01 November 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released a new safety video about the fire, explosions, and toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) release that occurred at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June 2019. The incident caused the release of over 2.2 tonnes of highly toxic HF, launched a 17 tonne vessel fragment off-site, and resulted in an estimated property damage loss of $750 million....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases final report into 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion 12 October 2022

On October 11, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigative report into the significant fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that occurred in June 2019....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases updates on four ongoing investigations 07 October 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released updates on four of the Agency’s current chemical incident investigations. While the four investigations are ongoing, the updates provide important factual information to the public about the CSB’s work on them....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases free online safety training application for hazardous chemicals 05 August 2022

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is releasing a new safety training application focused on agency findings from the devastating 2005 BP Texas City explosion and fire and how they relate to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. The PSM standard outlines requirements for the management of hazards associated with highly hazardous chemicals. The training covers all 14 elements of PSM using the 2005 explosion as a model....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases final report into fatal Loy-Lange Box Company explosion 02 August 2022

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) published its final investigation report into the 3 April 2017 explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company in St. Louis, Missouri which killed four people. The report includes factual information and an analysis of the incident, as well as several conclusions and recommendations....