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Total # of Open Recommendations
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Total # of Closed Recommendations
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Total % of Open 89 vs. Closed 11

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CSB board approves the West Fertilizer Company report and recommendations with a unanimous vote

The final report and recommendations are based on the investigation by the CSB of the April 17, 2013, fire and explosion that killed 15 people and injured 260 others in West, Texas.

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Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, "Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas,” Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire

January 29, 2016, Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety video into the fatal 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.

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Download the CSB's West Fertilizer Company Animation

Click to download the animation of the April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company​

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Chemical Safety Board to Vote on Final Report on April 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire; Report Includes Recommendations for Hazard Awareness, Land Use Planning and Regulatory Oversight

Waco, Texas January 28, 2016 – Today, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will vote on its final report and safety recommendations on the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer fire and explosion in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage.

The CSB's Investigation Report into the April 2013 Fire and Explosion at West Fertilizer Company is Available for Public Preview

The Chemical Safety Board will hold a public meeting on January 28 in Waco, TX to release its final report into the West Fertilizer fire and explosion. The report is now available for public preview prior to the CSB's meeting.

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Board Member Rick Engler Applauds Recent Updates to NFPAs Hazardous Materials Code

Chemical Safety Board Applauds Recent Updates to NFPA’s Hazardous Materials Code

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CSB Recommends Safety Improvements to U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook Widely Used by Firefighters

DOT Urged to Clarify How Responders Deal with Chemical Accidents at Fixed Facilities as Well as Those on Rails and Roads

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Statements from the CSB's April 22 News Conference in Dallas, TX on ongoing West Fertilizer Investigation

Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso's and Team Lead Johnnie Bank's Statement from CSB News Conference in Dallas, TX.

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Apr 22, 2014 11:23 AM

Chemical Safety Board Ongoing Investigation Emphasizes Lack of Protection for Communities at Risk from Ammonium Nitrate Storage Facilities; Finds Lack of Regulation at All Levels of Government

Today the CSB released preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, Texas, which resulted in at least14 fatalities, 226 injuries, and widespread community damage.

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CSB to Hold Public Meeting in West, TX on April 22, 2014

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on April 22, 2014, starting a 5:30 p.m. at the Southside Community Center, 205 Tokio Rd, West, TX 76691.

Testimony of U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso at March 6, 2014, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing

Hearing Entitled “Preventing Potential Chemical Threats and Improving Safety: Oversight of the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security”

"The Next Accident Awaits"

In New York Times op-ed, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso says "The United States is facing an industrial chemical safety crisis."

Statement of Christina Morgan, MPH, Recommendations Specialist on behalf of the US Chemical Safety Board; EO 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Session November 15, 2013

Statement of the Christina Morgan, US Chemical Safety Board Recommendations Specialist; on Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Session

Aug 01, 2013 04:36 PM

Statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on Executive Order Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

Statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on Executive Order “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security”

Jun 27, 2013 07:19 PM

Testimony of Rafael Moure-Eraso, Ph.D. Chairperson, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works June 27, 2013

Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Federal Risk Management and Emergency Planning Programs to Prevent and Address Chemical Threats, Including the Events Leading Up to the Explosions in West, TX and Geismar, LA”

Jun 21, 2013 10:26 PM

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure Eraso Will Testify Before the Envrionment and Public Works Committee on Thursday June 27, 2013

Hearing entitled, "Oversight of Federal Risk Management and Emergency Planning Program to Prevent and Address Chemical Threats, Including the Events Leading Up to the Explosion in West, TX and Geismar, LA," will take place at 10 am in 406 Dirksen

May 16, 2013 04:14 PM

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Root-Cause Investigation of West Explosion Continues

Board to Examine Ammonium Nitrate Storage, Siting, Fire Protection, and Preparedness Issues

May 03, 2013 12:39 PM

CSB Releases Video Documenting the Blast Damage in West, Texas

On May 3, 2013, U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigator Jerad Denton took a film crew into West, Texas, to document the level of community damage from the fertilizer explosion that killed 14 and injured about 200 others. This 3-minute video shows the devastation.

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Don Holmstrom and his team in Texas to investigate the West Fertilizer accident
Apr 18, 2013 12:53 AM

Chemical Safety Board Deploying to West Fertilizer Accident

Investigators will arrive onsite Thursday

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