U.S. Chemical Safety Board Issues Final Report into 2021 Fatal Acid Release at LyondellBassell La Port Complex in La Porte, Texas

CSB Releases Final Report into 2021 Fatal Acid Release at LyondellBasell La Porte Complex in La Porte, Texas Washington D.C., May 25, 2023 - Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report into the July 27, 2021, fatal acetic acid release at the LyondellBasell La Porte Complex in La … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Issues Final Report into 2021 Fatal Acid Release at LyondellBassell La Port Complex in La Porte, Texas

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Investigation Westlake, Louisiana

Washington D.C. April 24, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) 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. In addition to recommending steps that the company and Louisiana … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Investigation Westlake, Louisiana

The West Fertilizer Explosion Ten Years Later

It was exactly a ten years ago tonight that that my wife called me from another room to say she had just seen something on TV about a big explosion …The West Fertilizer Explosion Ten Years Later

Federal investigators find operating, training deficiencies contributed to fatal BP Products refinery explosion that claimed two workers’ lives | U.S. Department of Labor

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS FIND OPERATING, TRAINING DEFICIENCIES CONTRIBUTED TO FATAL BP PRODUCTS REFINERY EXPLOSION THAT CLAIMED TWO WORKERS’ LIVES Gas production plant lacked adequate training, process controls for leaks OREGON, OH ‒ A federal investigation into two workers’ fatal burns at an Oregon, Ohio, refinery’s crude unit has found its operator, BP Products North America Inc. … Continue reading Federal investigators find operating, training deficiencies contributed to fatal BP Products refinery explosion that claimed two workers’ lives | U.S. Department of Labor

CSB Issues New Safety Alert Focused on the Potential Hazards of Emergency Discharges from Pressure Release Valves – General News – News | CSB

Washington, D.C. March 6, 2023 - Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a new Safety Alert titled “Hazards Posed by Discharges from Emergency Pressure-Relief Systems.” The CSB’s alert highlights hazards identified with emergency pressure-relief systems from four CSB investigations.  The alert advises facilities that while a discharge from emergency pressure-relief … Continue reading CSB Issues New Safety Alert Focused on the Potential Hazards of Emergency Discharges from Pressure Release Valves – General News – News | CSB

East Palestine’s Record of Devastating Train Derailments

From the March 2, 1970, edition of the Salem News, via Newspapers.com Tyler Buchanan, author of Axios Columbus Long before the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern derailment exposed East Palestine to hazardous chemicals, residents suffered from a series of devastating rail car derailments that destroyed businesses, ruined local infrastructure and often left the city stuck paying … Continue reading East Palestine’s Record of Devastating Train Derailments

Not Just An Accident – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

The East Palestine, Ohio, derailment of a freight train carrying hazardous materials has become headline news because of a potent mixture of health, politics, and the health of our politics. But might something good come from it?  We need to find out everything that happened. And that starts with an investigation into the practices and … Continue reading Not Just An Accident – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

CSB Back to Three Board Members Again Washington, D.C. February 2, 2023 – With the swearing in of law professor Catherine Sandoval today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) now has three Board members again for the first time since last July.   Sandoval was nominated to the CSB Board by President Joe … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report- 2018 Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Asphalt Fire In Wisconsin

CSB Releases Final Report into 2018 Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Asphalt Fire in Wisconsin Washington D.C. December 29, 2022 – Today the U.S. 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 … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report- 2018 Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Asphalt Fire In Wisconsin

CSB Releases New Chemical Incident Data and Calls for Increased Attention to Process Safety Management During Winter Period – General News – News | CSB

CSB Releases New Chemical Incident Data and Calls for Increased Attention to Process Safety Management During Winter Period   Washington D.C. December 28, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released data on chemical incidents reported under the CSB’s “Accidental Release Reporting Rule” during the first quarter of fiscal year … Continue reading CSB Releases New Chemical Incident Data and Calls for Increased Attention to Process Safety Management During Winter Period – General News – News | CSB

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Final Report into 2019 Explosions and Fire at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas

CSB Releases Final Report into 2019 Explosions and Fires at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas   Washington D.C., December 19, 2022 - Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigative report on the November 27, 2019, explosions and fires at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations facility … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Final Report into 2019 Explosions and Fire at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report on 2018 Ethylene Release in Pasadena, Texas

CSB Releases Final Report and Incident Animation for the 2018 Ethylene Release and Fire at the Kuraray America Facility in Pasadena, Texas Washington, D.C. December 21, 2022 – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigation report and incident animation for the 2018 fire that injured 23 workers at … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report on 2018 Ethylene Release in Pasadena, Texas