CSB Releases New Factual Update
Law enforcement officials have once again been made aware of a recent wave of scams where callers identify themselves as a federal officer and instruct...
Final Report Cites Numerous Safety Deficiencies
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.
CSB Safety Video about the 2017 Fire at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey
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.
A fire and explosion at the KMCO custom chemical processing and manufacturing facility caused one fatality and multiple injuries.
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The accident at DuPont’s facility, located east of Houston, killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released.