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Jan 27, 2012 12:00 AM

CSB Safety Recommendations from Ghent, West Virginia Propane Explosion Largely Adopted, Effecting Life-Saving Change

Monday, January 30, marks the fifth anniversary of a terrible tragedy that occurred in Ghent, West Virginia – a propane explosion that took the lives of four people and injured six others at a Little General convenience store. The accident occurred as an inexperienced worker attempted to transfer propane from a tank located against an outside wall of the store.

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Jan 14, 2011 12:00 AM

CSB Commends West Virginia Action on CSB Recommendation that Propane Technicians be Trained and Licensed; Action Follows Tragic Explosion at Convenience Store

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso today commended West Virginia for its effecctive response to a CSB recommendation that propane technicians in the state be trained, certified, and licensed.

Oct 23, 2010 09:00 PM

CSB Commends State of West Virginia's Action on CSB Recommendation to Train and License Propane Technicians; Action Follows Tragic Explosion at Convenience Store

Washington DC, October 20, 2010 – CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso today commended the governor and legislature of West Virginia for their positive response to a CSB recommendation that propane technicians in the state be trained, certified, and licensed.

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Aug 14, 2009 12:00 AM

CSB Receives Award for Safety Video on West Virginia Propane Explosion that Killed Four; Production Called “Extremely Effective”

Washington, DC, August 14, 2009 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) received a key communication award from a major online learning and teaching organization for a CSB Safety Video on the West Virginia propane explosion that killed four people when a convenience store blew up in January 2007.

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Oct 09, 2008 12:00 AM

New CSB Safety Video, "Half an Hour to Tragedy," Highlights Training Needs for Propane Emergencies

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new 23-minute safety video, "Half an Hour to Tragedy," based on the deadly propane gas explosion at the Little General convenience store in Ghent, West Virginia, in January 2007.

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Sep 25, 2008 12:00 AM

CSB Investigation of the 2007 Little General Store Propane Explosion Emphasizes Need for Immediate Evacuation, Recommends Enhanced Training of Emergency Responders and Propane Technicians, Guidance for 911 Operators

Beckley, West Virginia, September 25, 2008 - In a draft final report released today, investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) conclude that inadequate propane technician and emergency responder training and unsafe propane tank placement were the primary causes of a fatal accident in January 2007 at the Little General convenience store in Ghent, West Virginia

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Sep 10, 2008 12:00 AM

CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Beckley, West Virginia, September 25; Board will Consider Final Investigation Report on Fatal Propane Explosion at Little General Convenience Store

Washington, DC, September 10, 2008 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that it will convene a public meeting on Thursday September 25, 2008, in Beckley, West Virginia, to review the final CSB investigation report on the causes of the January 2007 propane explosion at the Little General Store in Ghent.

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Jan 30, 2008 12:00 AM

One Year After Deadly Explosion at WV Convenience Store CSB Completes Testing of Key Valve - Agency Continues Its Examination of Safety Practices and Emergency Response

On the first anniversary of a fatal propane explosion at a West Virginia convenience store, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced that testing has been completed on a key propane valve and outlined other issues that will be examined in the final investigation report.

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Jun 07, 2007 12:00 AM

Test of Key Valve in Ghent, West Virginia, Fatal Convenience Store Explosion Points to Likely Source of Propane Release

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board today announced that initial testing of the propane tank recovered after a West Virginia convenience store explosion reveals that the liquid withdrawal valve on the tank malfunctions and leaks and was the likely source of the large propane release that exploded, killing four people and injuring five others.

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Feb 15, 2007 12:00 AM

Statement from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board of Jeffrey Wanko, Lead Investigator for the Ghent Propane Explosion

The CSB investigation continues into the cause or causes of the tragic propane explosion at the Little General Store in Ghent, West Virginia, on January 30, 2007.

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Feb 01, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Continues Investigation of West Virginia Propane Explosion

Carolyn W. Merritt, Chairman, U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issues the following statement Thursday February 1, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.:

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Jan 30, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Deploys Investigative Team to Assess Fatal Explosion at Service Station in Ghent, West Virginia

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying an investigative team to conduct an assessment of today's fatal fuel tank explosion at the Flat Top Little General Store and gas station in Ghent, West Virginia, sixty miles southeast of Charleston.

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