CSB Holds Public Board Meeting

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

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Register for the CSB's May 4 Public Board Meeting

Thursday, April 22, 2021 https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register​/vJIsd-Gpqj4uE9pYMM9OFeI_McWjbP2o2Dw​

MEDIA ADVISORY: CSB Will Hold Public Board Meeting on May 4th to Release Final Investigation Report

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Public Meeting May 4 for Aghorn Report Release

April 13 Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Deployment Update

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Second Update from the CSB on the April 8, 2021, Explosion and Fire at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Manufacturing Site in Columbus, Ohio....

April 9 Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Deployment Update

Friday, April 9, 2021 First Update from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the April 8, 2021, Deployment to Yenkin-Majestic Paints and OPC Polymers Corporation in Columbus, Ohio...

CSB Deploying to Fatal Incident at Paint Plant

Thursday, April 8, 2021 The CSB is deploying to the scene of a fatal explosion and fire at the Yenkin-Majestic Paints and OPC Polymers manufacturing site in Columbus, Ohio.

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. 

April 2021 Events

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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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