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CSB Issues Guidance Document on Offshore Safety

Document released to mark the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon emergency.

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Chemical Board Declines to Probe California Refinery Fire

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is currently pursuing 13 active industrial accident investigations.

Chemical Safety Board Submits 2021 Budget Request

The non-regulatory agency is hoping for additional funding to cover increasing personnel costs and implementation of a new chemical reporting rule.

Fire Marshal Completes Probe into Texas Chemical Plant Blast

The ignition source for the blast remains unknown.

Chemical Safety Board Strengthens Chemical Release Reporting

The legislation requires plant owners to notify the board about accidental releases.

Chemical Safety Board Probes Fatal Oil Well Blowout

The action comes after Brian Maldonado, 25, of San Diego, Texas, died Saturday at the Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin where he underwent surgery after the blast.

Court Finds for Workers' Families in Oklahoma Oil Rig Fire

Accident killed fire workers in one of the worst drilling accidents in a decade.

DeRidder Paper Mill Explosion

A non-condensable gas system caused an explosion at the PCA DeRidder Paper Mill in Louisiana on Feb. 8, 2017, killing three workers and injuring seven others.

Illinois Industrial Explosion Traced to Hydrogen Release

A silicon hydride emulsion made at a Waukegan, Illinois, chemical plant where four people were killed in a May 2019 explosion can produce hazardous amounts of flammable hydrogen gas under certain conditions, federal investigators revealed Wednesday.

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CSB Releases Midland Resource Recovery Final Report

Dangerous chemical reactions led to explosions that killed three people in two separate incidents at a West Virginia facility for decontaminating obsolete odorizer vessels, a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report issued Tuesday states.