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Jun 06, 2006 12:00 AM

Final Report from U.S. Chemical Safety Board on 2004 Explosion Calls on Houston to Enact Stricter Pressure Vessel Regulations

Houston, Texas, June 6, 2006 - In its final investigation report on a December 2004 chemical plant explosion in southwest Houston, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today called on the city to adopt new safety regulations governing the construction and modification of pressure vessels - industrial process and storage containers that hold pressurized gases or liquids. The case study report issued at a news conference this morning describes the violent explosion of a 50,000-pound steel pressure vessel on the evening of December 3, 2004, at the Marcus Oil and Chemical facility on Minetta Street in southwest Houston. The explosion was felt over a wide area in Houston and ignited a fire that burned for seven hours. Three Houston firefighters were slightly injured during the response to the blaze. Several residents sustained cuts from flying glass, and steel fragments from the explosion were thrown up to a quarter-mile from the plant. Building and car windows were shattered, and nearby buildings experienced significant structural and interior damage.

Mar 04, 2005 07:19 PM

Board Pursues Testing of Equipment Involved in Dec. 3 Marcus Oil and Chemical Accident

Washington, DC, March 4, 2005 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is conducting extensive physical testing of equipment and materials to help determine the causes of the December 3, 2004, tank explosion and fire at the Marcus Oil and Chemical facility in southwest Houston.

Dec 10, 2004 07:20 PM

Board to Conduct Full Investigation of Tank Explosion at Marcus Oil and Chemical

Washington, DC, December 10, 2004 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced today that it is conducting a full investigation of last week's tank explosion at the Marcus Oil and Chemical facility in southwest Houston. The blast on the evening of December 3 was felt up to 20 miles from the plant site. CSB investigators believe the accident occurred when a 40,000-gallon chemical storage tank exploded violently. The tank was approximately 10% full at the time of the ​

Dec 03, 2004 07:20 PM

CSB Team Heading to Houston Explosion Site

Washington, DC, December 3, 2004 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced it is a sending an investigative team to the site of this evening's explosions at a southwest Houston chemical plant. The initial explosion at the Marcus Oil and Chemical facility was reported around 6 p.m. local time.

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