CSB Releases Final Report into Fatal 2014 Incident at DuPont La Porte Facility

Final Report Cites Numerous Safety Deficiencies

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CSB Public Meeting is June 25th

CSB Public Meeting will be June 25th in Washington DC

CSB Issues Final Report into Fatal Gas Well Blowout

Calls for Safety Change from Regulators, Trade Associations and Companies

CSB Deploying to AB Speciality Silicones

Explosion and Fire Occurred on May 3, 2019, in Waukegan, IL

CSB Calls on EPA to Update HF Study in Wake of the 2017 Husky Refinery Fire

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 CSB Releases Letter to EPA
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Emergency Response Safety Message

11/2/2018 4:24:00 PM

A CSB safety message that includes an interim 2D animation highlighting emergency response efforts at Husky Energy's Superior Refinery during the April 26, 2018, explosion and subsequent asphalt fire. The CSB's investigation is ongoing and a final report including findings and recommendations will be released in 2019.

Interim Animation of Pryor Trust Gas Well Blowout and Fire

8/16/2018 3:15:00 PM

Caught in the Storm Extreme Weather Hazards

5/24/2018 3:00:00 PM

CSB Safety Video about the 2017 Fire at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey

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 20-YEAR HISTORY, the agency has deployed to over 130 chemical incidents and issued more than 800 recommendations that have led to numerous safety improvements across a wide variety of industries. 

Current Investigations

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KMCO LLC Fatal Fire and Explosion

A fire and explosion at the KMCO custom chemical processing and manufacturing facility caused one fatality and multiple injuries.

recommendations

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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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DuPont La Porte Fatal Chemical Release

The accident at DuPont’s facility, located east of Houston, killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released.

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Total #

841

Recommendations

151

Open Recommendations

690

Closed Recommendations

Total %

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