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Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas
1/29/2016 3:41:00 PM
CSB Safety Video on the April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. read more
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10/21/2015 7:19:00 PM
CSB Safety Video on the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The incident occurred when gasoline overflowed and sprayed out from a large aboveground storage tank, forming a 107-acre vapor cloud that ignited. read more

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A leak originating from a storage tank at Freedom Industries contaminated the local water supply... read more
On April 20, 2010, a sudden explosion and fire occurred on the oil rig. The accident resulted in... read more
A massive explosion at a fertilizer storage and distribution facility fatally injured twelve... read more
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