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Dec 05, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Officials Encouraged with Progress Announced Today by New York City in Revising its Outdated Fire Code

The following statement was issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board in response to the announcement by New York today of a proposed draft to revise the city's fire code to include new provisions controlling hazardous chemicals.

Mar 19, 2004 12:00 AM

New York City Moves to Revise Fire Code Following CSB Recommendation in Kaltech Investigation

Washington, DC, March 19, 2004 - Carolyn Merritt, Chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), said today the Board is pleased with the progress of the City of New York in responding to the CSB's recommendation to revise its antiquated fire code to better control the storage and use of hazardous materials. The New York City Council announced in a March 5, 2004, news release that the city's fire department has decided to revise the code and has allocated substantial funding in the department's new budget to support the revision.

Dec 10, 2003 10:24 AM

Dr. Gerald Poje Testifies before New York City Council Committee on Need to Update City Fire Code in Wake of Kaltech Explosion

(New York City - December 10, 2003) Testifying today at a New York City Council committee hearing, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Member Dr. Gerald Poje said the city should update its antiquated fire code to prevent chemical explosions like the one that heavily damaged a Manhattan commercial building last year.

Sep 30, 2003 12:00 AM

CSB Issues Final Report On Chelsea Building Explosion, Calls On New York City To Strengthen Fire Code

(New York City - September 30, 2003) The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today recommended that New York City modernize its 85-year-old municipal fire code, concluding that a stronger code and better inspections might have prevented last year's building explosion in Chelsea. That blast on April 25, 2002, injured 36 people, including 14 members of the public and six firefighters.

Sep 08, 2003 12:00 AM

Board to Convene September 30 Public Meeting in New York City on Kaltech Investigation

(Washington, DC -- September 8, 2003) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has announced it will convene a public meeting in New York City on September 30, 2003, to present its final report into the April 2002 explosion at a commercial building on West 19th Street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

Apr 16, 2003 12:00 AM

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings in Kaltech Industries April 25, 2002, Explosion in New York - Cites Improper Mixing of Waste Chemicals, Lack of Workplace Safety Procedures

(New York City - April 16, 2003) The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today will present preliminary findings from an investigation into the April 25, 2002, explosion at Kaltech Industries, which injured 31 people seriously enough to seek hospital treatment, including 14 members of the public.

Apr 26, 2002 12:00 AM

CSB Investigators Probing New York City Building Explosion

April 26, 2002 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today deployed an investigative team to the site of a building explosion that injured dozens yesterday in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The team will investigate early indications that the explosion may have been the result of a hazardous chemical reaction at the Kaltech Industries Group, a sign manufacturing company. The investigators will initially determine whether hazardous materials were stored in the mixed-use building and how the safety of those materials was managed. CSB Board Member Dr. Gerald Poje is en route to the accident site.

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