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ExxonMobil refinery fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana- CSB releases final report

September 18, 2017, Washington, D.C.  – The US Chemical Safety Board has released a safety bulletin on the November 22, 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The fire occurred during maintenance activities when operators inadvertently removed bolts that secured a piece of pressure-containing equipment to a […]

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Chevron Refinery fire-CSB draft report ready for public comments

Jan 22, Washington, D.C.- The US Chemical Safety Board has published a draft investigation report, inviting comments from the public, regarding the August 2012 Chevron’s Richmond, California refinery pipeline rupture and resultant vapor cloud fire. Incident Summary: On August 6, 2012, the Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Refinery in Richmond, California (“the Chevron Richmond Refinery”) experienced a […]

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