CSB Releases Final Report

CSB Releases Final Report into 2020 Toxic Gas Release and Chemical Fire at Bio-Lab Facility in Westlake, LA


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.

Wake Up Call: Refinery Disaster in Philadelphia

10/27/2022 6:39:00 PM

A CSB safety video about the June 21, 2019, fire, explosions, and toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) release at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Silent Killer: Hydrogen Sulfide Release in Odessa, Texas

5/25/2022 3:17:00 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 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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Bio-Lab Lake Charles Chemical Fire and Release 

View information on the CSB's recently released investigation into a massive fire in Westlake, LA. 







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