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Total # of Recommendations
711
Total # of Open Recommendations
174
Total # of Closed Recommendations
537
Total % of Open 24 vs. Closed 76

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DPC Enterprises Glendale Chlorine Release
DPC Enterprises Glendale Chlorine Release

Location: Glendale, AZ
Final Report Released On: 02/28/2007
Company: DPC Enterprises
On November 17, 2003, there was a release of chlorine gas from the DPC Enterprises chlorine repackaging facility in Glendale, Arizona, near Phoenix. Fourteen people, including ten police officers...
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Combustible Dust Hazard Investigation
Combustible Dust Hazard Investigation

Location: Washington, DC
Final Report Released On: 11/09/2006
In 2003, the CSB launched investigations of three major industrial explosions involving combustible powders. These explosions - in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana - cost 14 lives and caused...
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Valero Refinery Asphyxiation Incident
Valero Refinery Asphyxiation Incident

Location: Delaware City, DE
Final Report Released On: 11/02/2006
Company: Valero
Two contract employees were overcome and fatally injured by nitrogen as they performed maintenance work near a 24-inch opening on the top of a reactor. One of the workers died attempting rescue. ...
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Positive Material Verification: Prevent Errors
Positive Material Verification: Prevent Errors

Location: Texas City, TX
Final Report Released On: 10/15/2006
Company: BP Texas City
On July 28, 2005, 4 months after a devastating incident in the Isomerization (Isom) Unit that killed 15 workers and injured 180, the BP Texas City refinery experienced a major fire in the Resid H...
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Formosa Plastics Propylene Explosion
Formosa Plastics Propylene Explosion

Location: Point Comfort, TX
Final Report Released On: 07/20/2006
Company: Formosa Plastics
A forklift towing a trailer collided with a line containing highly flammable liquid propylene, causing a release and a vapor cloud explosion. Sixteen workers were injured, the process unit was he...
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Praxair Flammable Gas Cylinder Fire
Praxair Flammable Gas Cylinder Fire

Location: St. Louis, MO
Final Report Released On: 06/15/2006
Company: Praxair
On June 24, 2005, fire swept through thousands of flammable gas cylinders at the Praxair gas repackaging plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Dozens of exploding cylinders were launched into the surroun...
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Marcus Oil and Chemical Tank Explosion
Marcus Oil and Chemical Tank Explosion

Location: Houston, TX
Final Report Released On: 06/06/2006
Company: Marcus Oil
On the evening of December 3, a storage tank failed catastrophically at the Marcus Oil and Chemical polyethylene wax facility in Houston. The blast, which was felt up to 20 miles from the plant s...
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