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West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire
West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

Location: West, TX
Final Report Released On: 01/28/2016
A massive explosion at a fertilizer storage and distribution facility fatally injured twelve volunteer firefighters, two members of the public and caused hundreds of injuries. ...
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Caribbean Petroleum Refining Tank Explosion and Fire
Caribbean Petroleum Refining Tank Explosion and Fire

Location: Bayamón, PR
Final Report Released On: 10/21/2015
Company: Caribbean Petroleum Refining
A massive fire and explosion sent huge flames and smoke plumes into the air at the Carribean Petroleum Corporation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The resulting pressure wave damaged surrounding buil...
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Horsehead Holding Company Fatal Explosion and Fire
Horsehead Holding Company Fatal Explosion and Fire

Location: Monaca, PA
Final Report Released On: 03/11/2015
Company: Horsehead Holding Company
On July 22, 2010, an explosion and fire killed two workers at the Horsehead Holding Company zinc recycling facility located in Monaca, PA. The facility recycles and purifies zinc through a high t...
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Chevron Refinery Fire
Chevron Refinery Fire

Location: Richmond, CA
Final Report Released On: 01/28/2015
Company: Chevron
An August 6, 2012, release of flammable vapor led to a fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California. The CSB released three investigation reports into this incident - an Interim Report, a...
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Millard Refrigerated Services Ammonia Release
Millard Refrigerated Services Ammonia Release

Location: Theodore, AL
Final Report Released On: 01/15/2015
Company: Millard Refrigerated Services
The CSB investigated an anhydrous ammonia release at the Millard Refrigerated Services, a warehouse and distribution center in Theodore, Alabama, 15 miles south of Mobile where more than 130 memb...
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US Ink Fire
US Ink Fire

Location: East Rutherford , NJ
Final Report Released On: 01/15/2015
Company: US Ink
An explosion and fire injured 7 workers at the US Ink facility. ...
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Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations
Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations

Location: Reno, NV
Study Released On: 10/30/2014
Three accidents involving methanol which injured children during lab demonstrations are examined by the CSB. All the incidents involved demonstrations of flames – usually with a color additive –...
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