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Total # of Open Recommendations
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Total # of Closed Recommendations
18
Total % of Open 0 vs. Closed 100

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Jan 12, 2005 12:00 AM

Board Commends Texas Companies for Implementing CSB Safety Recommendations in Jan. 13, 2003, BLSR Operating Ltd. Fire

Washington, DC, January 12, 2005 - Members of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) have unanimously declared that the actions taken by the three companies involved in the fatal BLSR Operating Ltd. accident in Texas are "acceptable." All the recommendations are now "closed" and require no further follow-up by the CSB. The agency found that one company, T&L Environmental Services, exceeded the agency's recommended action. The decision was announced on the second anniversary of the January 13, 2003 accident that killed three workers.

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Sep 17, 2003 12:00 AM

CSB Investigators Find Lack of Hazard Recognition, Unsafe Handling of Flammable Liquids Caused BLSR Fire

(Washington, DC, September 17, 2003) Last January's deadly fire at an oilfield waste disposal facility south of Houston could have been avoided if the companies involved had safer procedures for handling flammable wastes, investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) reported today in a public meeting.

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Sep 17, 2003 12:00 AM

Board Votes 5-0 to Approve Reports in BLSR, Environmental Enterprises Cases

(Washington, DC, September 17, 2003) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) unanimously approved two investigation reports in a public meeting today Washington, concluding that last January's deadly fire at an oilfield waste disposal facility south of Houston could have been avoided if the companies involved had safer procedures for handling flammable wastes.

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Sep 08, 2003 12:00 AM

Board to Convene September 17 Public Meeting in Washington, DC, on BLSR and Environmental Enterprises Investigations

(Washington, DC -- September 8, 2003) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has announced it will convene a public meeting in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2003, to present final reports on two recent investigations.

Gilmou-R1-24A
Jan 16, 2003 12:00 AM

CSB Investigators Examining Source of Flammable Vapor Cloud in Fatal Houston Area Truck Fire

(Houston, TX - January 16, 2003) Investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, accompanied by Board Chairman Carolyn W. Merritt, continue their investigation into the cause of a deadly flash fire at an oilfield waste recovery facility south of Houston, which killed two workers and injured three others on Monday, January 13, 2003.

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Jan 14, 2003 12:00 AM

CSB Team Heads to Houston Area Accident Scene

(Washington, DC - January 14, 2003) A CSB investigative team is en route to the site of Monday's explosion in Brazoria County, TX, south of Houston that killed two workers and injured five others. The accident at BLSR Operating apparently involved two stationary vacuum tank trucks carrying petroleum wastes. CSB Chairman Carolyn W. Merritt is accompanying the team, which is headed by CSB Investigator John Vorderbrueggen. The team will assess whether to conduct a full CSB investigation of the incident, which would lead to a determination of causes and issuance of safety recommendations.

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