CSB to Investigate Horsehead Holding Co. Explosion & 2 Worker Fatalities

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced Aug. 3 that it will conduct a full investigation into the July 22 explosion and fire that killed two workers at the Horsehead Holding Co. zinc recycling facility located in Monaca, Pa. On July 25, CSB deployed a three-person assessment team to the accident site. Investigators interviewed company personnel … Continue reading CSB to Investigate Horsehead Holding Co. Explosion & 2 Worker Fatalities

CSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendations Following CITGO Refinery Accident

On Dec. 9, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued urgent safety recommendations calling on CITGO Petroleum Corp. to conduct third-party safety audits and improve its emergency water mitigation system in the event of another release of potentially deadly hydrogen fluoride (HF) vapor, as occurred last July at the company’s Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery. “CSB … Continue reading CSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendations Following CITGO Refinery Accident

Imperial Sugar Company Releases Statement: “Whistleblower” Changes Story in OSHA Deposition

SUGARLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Almost a year after making numerous accusations about Imperial Sugar Company, former Vice President of Operations Graham H. Graham provided a very different account in sworn testimony given in depositions that occurred in April and July of 2009 in connection with citations issued by OSHA. This most recent testimony is notable in its … Continue reading Imperial Sugar Company Releases Statement: “Whistleblower” Changes Story in OSHA Deposition

NEW VIDEO!! “Inferno: Dust Explosion at Imperial Sugar – CSB

On February 7, 2008, fourteen workers were fatally burned in a series of sugar dust explosions at the Imperial Sugar plant near Savannah, Georgia. This CSB safety video explains how the accident occurred.

Safety Board says 14 Imperial Sugar deaths ‘entirely preventable’

Imperial Sugar Co.'s lapses likely led to the deaths of 14 people last year at its Port Wentworth refinery, a federal watchdog panel has concluded. Released Thursday, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's long-awaited final report blamed Imperial for the Feb. 7, 2008, explosions and fire, which also injured dozens of others. The … Continue reading Safety Board says 14 Imperial Sugar deaths ‘entirely preventable’

Georgia Sugar Refinery Explosion: Final Report Released By CSB

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The US Chemical Safety Board has released its report on the February 7, 2008 explosion at Imperial Sugar that killed 14 people and injured dozens more. The report released Thursday by CSB investigators says the explosion resulted from an ongoing release of sugar dust and poorly maintained equipment, conveyers and other sugar … Continue reading Georgia Sugar Refinery Explosion: Final Report Released By CSB