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Jun 15, 2006 12:00 AM

One Year after Gas Cylinder Fire and Explosions at Praxair St. Louis, CSB Issues Safety Bulletin Focusing on Pressure-Relief Valve Standards and Good Safety Practices

Washington, DC, June 15, 2006 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today issued a safety bulletin following the agency's investigation into the June 24, 2005, fire and explosions that swept through the Praxair Distribution, Inc., gas cylinder filling and distribution center in St. Louis, Missouri. The accident occurred when gas released by a pressure relief valve on a propylene cylinder ignited.

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Mar 30, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Pursues Investigation of 2005 Cylinder Fire at St. Louis Gas Packaging Facility, Finding Four Similar Incidents since 1997

Washington, DC, March 30, 2006 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced that it is carrying forward an investigation of a gas cylinder fire at the Praxair facility in St. Louis on June 24, 2005. The Board expects to issue a safety bulletin based on this incident, focusing on pressure-relief valve standards and good safety practices for gas cylinder handling, storage, and fire protection.

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Jun 27, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Investigators Complete Praxair Fieldwork Today; Team Conducted Key Interviews, Returns to Washington

St. Louis, Missouri, June 27, 2005 - An investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today conducted a series of key interviews into the explosions and fire that swept through the Praxair, Inc. gas repackaging facility in St. Louis last Friday. The team wrapped up its initial fieldwork and planned to return to headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Jun 26, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Team Tours Site of St. Louis Gas Explosion Accident; Assessment Process Continues Through Weekend

St. Louis, Missouri, June 26, 2005 - A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) arrived in St. Louis, MO, on Saturday to get a first-hand look at the damage wreaked by Friday's multiple gas explosions at Praxair Inc. facility. CSB Investigation Manager Steve Selk, PE, led the team of three, who toured the plant and surrounding community to assess the damage and impact of the incident.

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Jun 24, 2005 12:00 AM

CSB Team Assessing St. Louis Gas Explosion Accident

Washington, DC, June 24, 2005 - A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is deploying to St. Louis, MO, where a series of powerful gas explosions occurred at the Praxair facility earlier this afternoon. CSB Investigation Manager Steve Selk, PE, will be leading the team, which will assess the nature and impact of the incident. CSB investigators are expected at the site Saturday morning.

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