CSB postpones public meeting on April 24 due to West Texas fertilizer plant explosion investigation

Industrial Accidents

April 24, 2013 Washington DC– The US Chemical Safety Board has postponed today’s scheduled public meeting regarding the Chevron Richmond refinery accident due to its investigators being busy in yet another major accident last week, the West  fertilizer plant explosion and fire.

The meeting was scheduled for the Board to consider and vote upon the status of a 2007 CSB recommendation to the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the United Steelworkers International Union (USW), and on the status of three other recommendations issued to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) between 2002 and 2010.

Meanwhile the West fertilizer plant accident seems to be worse than the initial reports that were filed in, by various press news sources. Apparently the explosion was so bad that some buildings were flattened in the town near the plant and with several people being injured.