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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, concluding that a sulfuric acid spill on February 12, 2014, resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station.
Safety Videos, Safety Bulletin and Accident Investigations Call Attention to the Hazards of Welding or Cutting Near Storage Tanks
Combustible Dust Accidents Continue to Occur
CSB Chairperson Applauds "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
Pieces of Tank Removed, Undergoing Metallurgical Examination
CSB Releases Safety Video on Accident, “Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed”
Preliminary Findings to be Released at July 16 Public Meeting in Charleston, WV.
CSB Will Hold July 16 Public Meeting in Charleston, WV to Release Investigation into 2010 Fatal Accident in New Cumberland, WV and Update the Public on Ongoing Investigation into Chemical Leak at Freedom Industries
The CSB today released a narrated computer animation recreating the Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010.
Houston, Texas, June 5, 2014— The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, failed to seal the well because drill pipe buckled for reasons the offshore drilling industry remains largely unaware of, according to a new two-volume draft investigation report released today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
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