CSB Releases Final Report Into Fatal 2020 Oil and Gas Well Blowout

At the Daniel H. Wendland 1-H well in Burleson County, Texas


The Danger of Popcorn Polymer: Incident at the TPC Group Chemical Plant

7/19/2023 4:55:00 PM

Transient Hazards: Explosion at the Husky Superior Refinery

6/9/2023 5:59:00 PM

A CSB safety video about the April 2018 explosion and fire at the Husky Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The incident injured 36 workers, caused roughly $550 million in damage to the facility, and released 39,000 pounds of flammable hydrocarbon vapor into the air.

Animation of 2018 Ethylene Release and Fire at Kuraray America in Pasadena, Texas

12/21/2022 1:00:00 PM

A CSB animation about the 2018 ethylene release and fire that injured 23 workers at the Kuraray America, Inc. EVAL plant in Pasadena, Texas.

About the CSB

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent, nonregulatory federal agency that investigates the root causes of major chemical incidents.

Our mission is to drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment. The agency was created under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

IN THE CSB’S 25-YEAR HISTORY, the agency has deployed to over 170 chemical incidents and issued nearly 900 recommendations that have led to numerous safety improvements across a wide variety of industries. 

Current Investigations

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BP Husky Chemical Release and Fire 

At about 6:46 p.m. on September 20, 2022, an accidental release of flammable chemical chemicals ignited, creating a fire that fatally injured two workers and resulted in substantial property damages at the BP-Husky refinery in Oregon, Ohio


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CSB issues safety recommendations to prevent similar incidents or hazards in the future.

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completed Investigations

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Fatal Oil and Gas Well Blowout 

View information on the CSB's recently released report into a fatal 2020 oil and gas well blowout in Burleson County, TX.  







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