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Jun 30, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Releases Trailer Blast Damage Information from BP Texas City Accident

Washington, DC, June 30, 2006 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced it is releasing detailed trailer blast damage information developed during the ongoing investigation of the March 23, 2005, explosions at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas. The information was posted to the agency's website,, and also provided to the American Petroleum Institute (API), the trade organization that is working to develop new guidance on the safe placement of trailers and similar temporary structures used in the oil and chemical industry.

Mar 23, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Investigation Continues as Texas City Marks First Anniversary of BP Refinery Explosion

Washington, DC, March 23, 2006 - On the first anniversary of the refinery explosion at BP Texas City that killed 15 people and injured 170 others, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is continuing to investigate many aspects of the disaster. The Board expects to issue its final report on the accident, including a determination of root causes and new safety recommendations, at a public meeting in Texas City in late 2006.

Oct 27, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Issues Preliminary Findings in BP Texas City Refinery Accident; Investigators Present Data in Public Meeting

Texas City, Texas, October 27, 2005 - In preliminary findings set to be released at a public meeting here tonight, investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board have identified six key safety issues underlying the March 23 explosions and fire at BP's Texas City refinery, an incident which killed 15 workers and injured 170 others. The six identified safety issues were: ​

Oct 25, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Issues Urgent Recommendations to U.S. Petrochemical Industry, Calls for Safer Placement of Trailers for Workers in Wake of BP Tragedy

Washington, DC, October 25, 2005 - On a unanimous vote, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today issued two new urgent safety recommendations in its investigation of the March 2005 refinery disaster at BP Texas City, calling for the safer placement of trailers for workers at petrochemical facilities throughout the U.S.

Oct 12, 2005 12:00 AM

Board to Hold October 27 Community Meeting in Texas City, Texas, to Release Preliminary Findings and Hear Public Comments on BP America Texas City Refinery Investigation

Washington, DC, October 12, 2005 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has announced a community meeting in Texas City, Texas, on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. at the Doyle Convention Center. At the meeting, CSB investigators will present preliminary findings in their investigation of the March 23, 2005, explosion and fire at BP America's Texas City refinery.

Aug 17, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendation to BP Global Board, Calls for Creation of Independent Panel to Examine Corporate Safety Management, Oversight, and Safety Culture

Houston, Texas, August 17, 2005 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, (CSB) today issued an urgent recommendation calling on the BP Global Executive Board of Directors to commission an independent panel that would review a range of safety management and culture issues in the wake of recent chemical accidents at BP's south Texas facilities.

Jul 30, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Investigators Continue Assessment of July 28 Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Washington, DC, July 30, 2005 - Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board today continued a preliminary investigation into the explosion and fire which occurred at the BP Texas City refinery on Thursday, July 28, 2005. CSB Investigators Giby Joseph and Francisco Altamirano visited the site where the accident occurred for a second time. They continued interviewing plant operators, and requested additional documentation and other information from the company regarding the chemical process underway at the time of the accident. They arranged for eyewitnesses to be interviewed early in the week, and announced their intention to arrange testing protocols -- to examine a pipe that separated from a flange -- to determine what caused it to fail. Mr. Joseph said the explosion occurred during what appeared to be a normal operation in the reactor section of the plant's Resid Hydrotreater Unit # 1, or RHU, when an eight-inch pipe connected to a heat exchanger failed at the flange. (Flanges are pipe fittings which are used to connect equipment such as pipes and valves.)

Apr 28, 2005 12:00 AM

Statement of Board Member John S. Bresland Updating the Status of the CSB's Investigation at the BP Texas City Refinery

I am John Bresland, Board Member of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board the CSB. We are the independent federal agency that has been investigating the cause of the tragedy at the BP Texas City refinery for the past five weeks. With me at the podium is CSB investigator-in-charge Don Holmstrom, who is leading the field investigation. We currently have a staff of 10 investigators and experts at the site. We expect this field phase of our root cause investigation to continue for a number of additional weeks. In our first five weeks, we have conducted detailed interviews of about 120 witnesses and collected more than 10,000 pages of documentary evidence.

Apr 01, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Investigators Enter Blast Site at BP America Texas City Refinery

Washington, DC, April 1, 2005, 7 p.m. Eastern time - A team of three U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) investigators entered the BP Texas City refinery isomerization unit for the first time today since the March 23 explosion. The team consisted of Investigation Manager Bill Hoyle, the lead investigator; Investigation Manager Stephen Selk, PE, a chemical engineer; and Investigator John Vorderbrueggen, PE, a mechanical engineer.

Mar 26, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Investigation of BP America Texas City Tragedy Continues as Investigators Prepare to Enter Blast Site; Investigators Focusing on "Raffinate Splitter" within Refinery Isomerization Unit

Texas City, Texas, March 26, 2005 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) continued its investigation today of the March 23 tragedy at the BP America Texas City refinery, as investigators prepared to enter the explosion site for the first time. Entry is expected as early as Monday when appropriate air monitoring equipment is in place.

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