LaCerte to Provide Critical Leadership and Support to CSB

Hiring of LaCerte Provides Critical Leadership and Support

CSB Releases Factual Update on TPC Group Incident

Detailing November 2019 Fires and Explosions at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations Facility

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LaCerte to Provide Critical Leadership and Support to CSB

Hiring of LaCerte Provides Critical Leadership and Support

CSB Deploys to Belle, WV

CSB deploys to fatal incident in Belle, WV

TPC Factual Update

Thursday, October 29, 2020 New CSB Factual Update

CSB Sending a Team to Fatal Incident in NC

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 CSB sending team to NC

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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Evergreen Packaging Mill Fatal Chemical Fire 

On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the Evergreen Packaging Mill in Canton, NC. During scheduled maintenance event, a fire occurred during a repair to a process unit. Two contractors were fatally injured as a result of the incident. 


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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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