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In Safety Message, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals Following the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

In a new video safety message released today, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the massive ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013.

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Jul 31, 2007 12:00 AM

Final CSB Report on Synthron Explosion Finds Inadequate Safety Controls for Chemical Reaction Hazards

Charlotte, NC, July 31, 2007 - In a final report released today on last year's fatal explosion at the Synthron chemical manufacturing facility in Morganton, North Carolina, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concluded that the company's management of reactive chemical hazards was inadequate and that the facility was unprepared for a chemical process emergency. The CSB also found that ineffective corporate oversight by French parent company Protex International contributed to the likelihood and severity of the accident.

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Jul 31, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Releases New Safety Video, "Reactive Hazards: Dangers of Uncontrolled Chemical Reactions," Includes Synthron Animation, Three Others

Washington, DC, July 31, 2007 -The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new safety video concerning the dangers of uncontrolled chemical reactions. The video features computerized animations and descriptions of four major reactive chemistry accidents investigated by the CSB, as well as commentary by two prominent chemical process safety experts.

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Feb 07, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Team Returns to Synthron Accident Site as Board Pursues Full Investigation of Fatal Explosion

Washington, DC, February 7, 2006 - Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) have returned to the site of the January 31 explosion at the Synthron Inc. facility in Morganton, NC, which fatally burned one worker and injured about a dozen others. Synthron's maintenance chief, who initially survived the blast, died Sunday of his injuries.

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Jan 31, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Deploys Investigation Team to Morganton, North Carolina, Explosion at Synthron Inc. Plant

Washington, DC, January 31, 2006 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is deploying an investigative team to conduct an assessment of the explosion and fire at the Synthron Inc. plant in Morganton, North Carolina, today. The team will gather information to determine if the Board will conduct a lengthier, formal investigation.

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