The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says failure to follow proper chemical process safety management caused an explosion in West Virginia last year that killed two employees. One of the workers was hospitalized 41 days with burns before he died.
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Citing initial findings from a fatal explosion in July, a federal safety agency has issued a warning to companies with storage tanks.
“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” an old saying goes. A federal investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers says BP was doing just that at the expense of paying attention to more serious safety hazards.
A judge’s decision to vacate $2.38 million in fines against a Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, WA, came as a shock to state safety officials who now say they’ll appeal the ruling.
A February explosion in Middletown, CT, that killed six workers, injured 50 others and ravaged an under-construction energy plant has prompted OSHA to issue its third-largest fine ever.
What can go wrong when an aboveground tank used to store harmful chemicals isn’t inspected for 10 years?
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released preliminary information about a fire that destroyed part of a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, CA. There are two potential take-aways for companies:
A measure, just signed into law by President Obama, would prohibit chemical companies from classifying safety information as “sensitive” in an effort to keep it from becoming public. The new law is in response to a workplace explosion that caused two fatalities.
A preliminary report by a federal investigatory agency says failures by the West Fertilizer Co., federal regulators, insurance carriers, emergency responders and local officials led to the April 17, 2013 explosion that killed 12 responders and 3 members of the public.
Federal officials say a natural gas leak caused the explosion at ConAgra’s Slim Jim plant in Garner, NC, that killed 3 workers and injured 38 others.
A U.S. Attorney has said there’s insufficient evidence to seek criminal charges against Imperial Sugar or its executives in connection with the 2008 explosion that killed 14 workers and hospitalized 40 more. The case shows just how difficult it is to bring these sort of charges under current U.S. laws.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says a culture that allowed maintenance to be done without proper instructions and training contributed to a fire that seriously burned four workers at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge, LA, refinery.
A federal agency says it’s overburdened and understaffed, and as a result, other investigations will suffer because of its work on the BP oil rig explosion.
The head of a government agency that recently released a draft report on a refinery fire that claimed seven lives said this complex incident can be traced to a root cause: a deficient safety culture.
Pressure to resume production was a key factor in an explosion at the Bayer CropScience pesticide manufacturing plant that killed two workers, according to a government report.
For the second time this year, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) finds itself in a spat with another government agency about the ability to perform its mission.
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