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....
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.
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.
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.
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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A tank violently exploded while being emptied of its contents which led to the fatality of two workers and seriously injured a third.