CSB Releases AB Specialty Silicones Factual Update

Detailing Events Leading to the May 2019 Explosion and Fire in Waukegan, Illinois

Recent News

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CSB FY 2021 Budget Request

CSB's 2021 Budget Request

Statement from CSB Interim Executive Dr. Kristen Kulinowski on the Chemical Incident Reporting Rule

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Statement from CSB Interim Executive Kristen Kulinowski on the CSB's Incident Reporting Rule

CSB Deploying to Chesapeake Energy in Burleson County, TX

The CSB is deploying a team to investigate the fire event at a gas well in Burleson County, TX, that occurred on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

CSB Deploying to Fatal Incident in Houston

CSB is sending investigators to today’s fatal incident at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility in Houston

CSB Releases AB Specialty Silicones Factual Update

Detailing Events Leading to the May 2019 Explosion and Fire in Waukegan, Illinois​

CSB Releases Midland Resource Recovery Final Report

Final Report Issued on Fatal Tank Explosions at the Midland Resource Recovery (MRR) Facility in Philippi, West Virginia

The CSB Proposes Rule on Accidental Release Reporting

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Accidental Release Reporting

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

12/19/2019 6:14:00 PM

Blowout in Oklahoma

10/30/2019 3:00:00 PM

A training video for the onshore drilling industry detailing lessons learned from the January 22, 2018, blowout and fire at the Pryor Trust gas well in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, that fatally injured five workers.

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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TPC Explosion and Fire

An explosion and fire occurred at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, TX, on November 27, 2019.  .


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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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