U.S. Chemical Safety Board

CSB Interim Executive Authority Steve Owens said, “The CSB continues to see hot work incidents at a variety of facilities across the U.S. even though these are well-understood events and are avoidable. Increased adherence by companies to existing regulations and industry guidance can  keep other hot work incidents from happening in the future and help … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Accident Description Accident: Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work Location: Location: Canton, NC Accident Occured On: 09/21/2020 | Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021 Accident Type: Release Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was approved at a public board meeting on September 24, 2021. On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the … Continue reading Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

“CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material”

Earlier this month a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, where a tank explosion on July 28, 2014, killed a contract worker and severely injured another. Our team, working alongside federal OSHA inspectors, found that the incident occurred during hot work on or near a tank containing … Continue reading “CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material”

CSB Report on Fatal Welding Explosion at DuPont Buffalo Facility Finds Company Overlooked Hazards; Recommendation Calls on Company to Monitor Flammable Vapor Inside Storage Tanks During Hot Work

Copy of the CSB Final Report can be downloaded here: http://www.csb.gov/assets/document/Dupont_final_report.pdf   Buffalo, NY, April 19, 2012 — In a draft report released today at a news conference in Buffalo, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) determined that an explosion that killed one and injured another contract welder on November 9, 2010, was caused by … Continue reading CSB Report on Fatal Welding Explosion at DuPont Buffalo Facility Finds Company Overlooked Hazards; Recommendation Calls on Company to Monitor Flammable Vapor Inside Storage Tanks During Hot Work