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Apr 23, 2009 12:00 AM

In Preliminary Findings, CSB Investigators Report Bayer CropScience Explosion Was Caused by Runaway Chemical Reaction; Cite Significant Lapses in Process Safety, Outdated Operating Procedures

Institute, West Virginia, April 23, 2009 - A large explosion and fire that took the lives of two workers at the Bayer CropScience (Bayer) plant last August was caused by a thermal runaway reaction during the production of an insecticide. The event likely resulted from significant lapses in chemical process safety management at the plant, U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators said today in preliminary findings released at a news conference here.

Apr 21, 2009 08:23 AM

In House Testimony, CSB Chairman John Bresland Cites Significant Lapses in Process Safety in August 2008 Bayer CropScience Explosion

Washington, DC, April 21, 2009 - The Bayer CropScience chemical facility explosion and fire that fatally injured two plant operators and potentially threatened plant neighbors likely resulted from a series of process safety management deficiencies that led to a runaway chemical reaction, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman John Bresland told a House committee investigating the matter today.

Apr 17, 2009 01:23 AM

CSB Announces Panel Participants for April 23 Public Meeting on 2008 Bayer CropScience Accident in Institute, West Virginia

Washington, DC, April 17, 2009 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today the panel of outside witnesses who will be speaking at the April 23, 2009, public meeting in Institute, West Virginia. At the meeting the Board will be releasing preliminary findings into its investigation of the August 28, 2008, chemical processing tank explosion at Bayer CropScience which fatally injured two workers.

Mar 13, 2009 01:02 PM

CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Institute, West Virginia on April 23; Investigators will Present Preliminary Findings and Board will Hear Public Comments on the Fatal Explosion at Bayer CropScience

Washington, DC, March 13, 2009- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced that it will be holding a public meeting on April 23, 2009, in Institute, West Virginia, to present preliminary findings from its investigation of the August 28, 2008, chemical processing tank explosion at Bayer CropScience which fatally injured two workers.

Aug 28, 2008 12:00 AM

CSB Deploys to Fatal Accident at Bayer CropScience in West Virginia

A five-member investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of a fatal explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience plant located in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

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