Statement from CSB Chairman

On First Quarter FY21 Progress, Agency Priorities, and other topics from March Public Meeting

Recent News

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Statement from CSB Chairman: On First Quarter FY21 March Public Meeting

Statement from CSB Chairman: On First Quarter FY21 Progress, Agency Priorities, and other topics from 05 March Public Meeting ​

Statement from CSB Chairman

On Extreme Weather in Houston

Investigative Update - Optima Belle LLC

Update on CSB's Optima Belle, LLC Investigation

March 5th Public Business Meeting

Thursday, February 25, 2021 To submit Public Comments Email

Third CSB Update on Poultry Plant Incident

Sunday, February 7, 2021 Information Release from the CSB

Statement from CSB Chairman

Monday, February 1, 2021 On Ongoing Investigation into the Fatal Incident at Foundation Foods Facility in Gainesville, GA

Information from the January 30 Media Availability

Media Availability in Gainesville, GA

Extreme Weather Safety Message

6/23/2020 5:27:00 PM

As the nation faces this year's hurricane season, it is critical that the chemical industry understand and prepare for the potential safety hazards posed by extreme weather events.

Updated BP Texas City Animation on the 15th Anniversary of the Explosion

3/23/2020 4:30:00 PM

Animation of April 26, 2018, Explosion and Fire at the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin

12/19/2019 6:14:00 PM

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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Foundation Food Group Fatal Chemical Release  

On January 29, 2021, a liquid nitrogen release at the Foundation Food Group’s Prepared Foods Division in Gainesville, GA, lead to 6 fatalities and multiple injuries.


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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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Midland Resource Recovery Explosion 

A tank violently exploded while being emptied of its contents which led to the fatality of two workers and seriously injured a third. 


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