A mechanical problem in the pump circulation system of an 80,000-barrel naphtha storage tank is suspected as the cause of the massive Intercontinental Terminals Company fire on the Houston Ship Channel in March, an update issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board states.
October 30, 2019
Federal investigators believe a rupture pipe elbow was at fault in a June 2019 explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
October 16, 2019
A ruptured filtration filter is the focus of a U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigation into an explosion and fire at a Texas chemical plant in April that killed one person and injured 30 others, an update issued this week states.
September 20, 2019
A three person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of an incident that injured six workers – including four critically – on November 22 at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA.
January 1, 2017
Dubbed "the most serious U.S. refinery incident in recent years" by a top U.S. Chemical Safety Board official, an Aug. 6 flammable vapor explosion at a Richmond, Calif., refinery is under investigation by that agency.
October 1, 2012
Federal recommendations to change the National Fuel Gas Code to prevent disastrous explosions involving gas purging came only three days before a Feb. 7 natural gas explosion at a Middletown, Connecticut, power plant that killed six people and injured nearly a dozen others.
April 1, 2010
Responders attend the IFW international expo in Houston.
May 1, 2009