Next CSB Public Meeting is July 29th

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Update on Chemtool Activities

Update from the CSB

CSB Releases Final Aghorn Investigation Report

CSB Releases Final Report into 2019 Hydrogen Sulfide Release at the Aghorn Operating Waterflood Station in Odessa, Texas

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Next CSB Public Meeting is July 29th

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The CSB is Hiring Chemical Incident Investigators

Monday, June 28, 2021 Learn about current vacancies

Update on Chemtool Activities

Update from the CSB

CSB Deploying Two Senior Leadership Members to Rockton, IL

Monday, June 21, 2021 Two CSB Senior Leadership Members to Arrive in Illinois Today

General Instructions for Completing the CSB's Accidental Release Form

Submitting the CSB's Accidental Release From

CSB Accidental Release Reporting Form

Thursday, June 3, 2021 CSB form to report accidental releases

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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Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Corporation 

An April 8, 2021, explosion and  fire erupted at the  Yenkin-Majestic paint and OPC Polymers Corporation. One employee was fatally injured and eight were transported to area hospitals for injuries. The blast shook neighboring buildings and at least one nearby business sustained damage. 


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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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Aghorn Operating Waterflood Station Hydrogen Sulfide Release  

A release of hydrogen sulfide led to the death of one worker as well as a member of the public. 





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