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Jun 07, 2013 10:43 AM

Statement by Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on Mississippi Supreme Court Decision Upholding County Law to Require Fencing, Gates, and Warning Signs at Oil and Gas Sites

Yesterday’s decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court upholding a county law to require fencing, gates and warning signs at oil and gas sites is an important one that will ultimately save the lives of teenagers who are tempted to socialize at these locations

Oct 27, 2011 09:00 AM

CSB Report Finds that Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities Present Hazards to Members of the Public, Especially Children; CSB Issues Recommendations to EPA, State Regulators, NFPA, and API Aimed at Increasing Oil Site Safety and Security

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new study of explosions at oil and gas production sites across the U.S., identifying 26 incidents since 1983 that killed 44 members of the public and injured 25 others under the age of 25, and is calling for new public protection measures at the sites.

Dec 22, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Receives Two CINE Golden Eagle Awards; Safety Videos “No Place to Hang Out” and “Dangers of Hot Work” Cited for Excellence

Washington, DC, December 22, 2010 – CINE, an internationally recognized film and video organization, announced the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) was the recipient of two prestigious awards for CSB safety videos.

Oct 28, 2010 12:00 AM

On One-Year Anniversary of Fatal Oil Site Accident in Forrest County, Mississippi, CSB Launches Educational Outreach Initiative

Washington, DC, October 28, 2010 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced that educational materials concerning oil site hazards that threaten the lives of teenagers have been distributed to more than 150 Mississippi school superintendents. The CSB is calling on schools across the state to incorporate the video and lessons into school curricula.

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Congratulates Forrest County, Mississippi for Passing Ordinance Requiring Security Measures around Hazardous Oil and Gas Sites

"Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors of Forrest County, Mississippi, passed an ordinance requiring critical security measures, including fencing and signage, be placed around hazardous oil sites. I congratulate the Forrest County supervisors for taking this vital step in protecting human lives, particularly those of teenagers and young adults who like to hang out at these sites in rural areas.

Aug 19, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Chairperson Calls for Effective Safeguards at Oil and Gas Sites Across Mississippi; Cites 2009 Tragedy in Which Two Teens Died

Jackson, MS, August 19, 2010 – CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso today called on Mississippi legislators and officials to increase safeguards at oil and gas sites across the state. Dr. Moure-Eraso spoke at a meeting of stakeholders convened by State Senator Billy Hudson to discuss the possible introduction of a bill requiring public safety measures at oil and gas sites. The initiative follows an October 31, 2009, explosion in Carnes, MS, where two teenage boys aged 16 and 18 were tragically killed when a gas condensate tank suddenly exploded.

Apr 28, 2010 12:00 AM

Board Member William Wark Statement on Recent Oil Site Fatalities

The CSB is deeply concerned about the recent surge of accidents at oil and gas production sites across the country. We take seriously any chemical accident that fatally injures members of the public. It is the CSB’s view that companies should take proper precautions to ensure that oil and gas production sites are secured properly, with fencing, gates and warning signs to prevent access by teenagers and young adults who are attracted to the sites as secluded places at which to socialize.

Apr 23, 2010 08:30 AM

CSB Investigators Determine that Oklahoma Oil Site Where an Explosion Killed a Member of the Public April 14 was Unsecured, Unfenced, and Likely Lacked Explosion Warning Signs

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 23, 2009 — A fiery explosion that took the life of a 21-year-old member of the public in Weeletka, Oklahoma, on April 14 occurred at an unattended oil and gas production site that was unsecured and likely lacked fire or explosion warning signs, CSB investigators have determined following a four-day field assessment. Investigators arrived in Weleetka on Sunday evening and have been examining the site, conducting witness interviews, and gathering other information throughout the week

Apr 21, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Examining Fatal Oil Site Explosion in Weleetka, Oklahoma; Probe Follows Recent Release of Safety Video and Board Call for Greater Protections at Oil and Gas Sites

Washington, DC, April 21, 2009— The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today it has sent investigators to a fatal explosion which occurred April 14, 2010, at an oil site in Weleetka, Oklahoma. The CSB team is headed by Investigations Supervisor Don Holmstrom who leads the CSB’s regional office Denver, Colorado. A 21-year-old member of the public died of burns sustained in the explosion and fire.

Apr 13, 2010 10:00 AM

CSB Releases Video “No Place to Hang Out” Focusing on Deaths of Teenagers in Oil Site Explosions

Told through the eyes and voices of grieving and concerned parents, friends, and local officials, the newest CSB safety video, “No Place to Hang Out: The Danger of Oil Sites,” tells the story of the tragic deaths of 18-year-old Wade White and 16-year-old Devon Byrd, killed October 31, 2009, when an oil tank, located in a clearing in the woods near the home of one of the boys in the rural town of Carnes, suddenly exploded.

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