CSB Releases Final Report

Into 2016 Pascagoula Gas Plant Explosion

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3D Model of Heat Exchanger Used at the Enterprise Plant

The CSB released an interactive 3D model of the heat exchanger used at the Enterprise Plant to enhance understanding of how this type of heat exchanger...

CSB Releases Final Report into 2016 Pascagoula Gas Plant Explosion

Report Issues Formal Safety Recommendations to Industry and First Responders

CSB Releases Factual Investigative Update

About the April 26, 2018, Explosion and Fire at the Husky Superior Refinery

CSB Extends Deadline for "Call to Action: Combustible Dust" to December 31, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 There is still time to submit your answers to the CSB's "Call to Action: Combustible Dust"

Safety Digest: Emergency Planning and Response The Importance of Preparation, Training, and Communication

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Over the past decade of investigating chemical incidents, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found that effective emergency response training and...
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Emergency Response Safety Message

11/2/2018 4:24:00 PM

A CSB safety message that includes an interim 2D animation highlighting emergency response efforts at Husky Energy's Superior Refinery during the April 26, 2018, explosion and subsequent asphalt fire. The CSB's investigation is ongoing and a final report including findings and recommendations will be released in 2019.

Interim Animation of Pryor Trust Gas Well Blowout and Fire

8/16/2018 3:15:00 PM

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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Pryor Trust Fatal Gas Well Explosion 

During drilling operations at a gas well in Pittsburg County Oklahoma, a large explosion fatally injured five workers....

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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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Arkema Chemical Plant Fires in Crosby, Texas

Organic Peroxide Decomposition, Release, and Fire at Arkema Crosby Following Hurricane Harvey Flooding

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