Workplace Safety

CSB Deploying to Site of Hot Work Incident that Injured Seven Workers in Texas

Washington DC, August 15, 2016 – An investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of an incident that injured seven workers – including three critically – that occurred Friday August 12 at the Sunoco Logistics Partners, a terminal facility in Nederland, Texas. According to initial inquiries the incident […]

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Washington, DC August 11, 2016 – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a safety alert entitled “CSB Safety Alert: Preventing High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)” focused on preventing accidents similar to the fatal 2010 explosion and fire at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, WA that fatally injured 7 workers. The CSB’s investigation into […]

OSHA cites Tonawanda Coke for repeat, serious safety violations after employee dies

BUFFALO, N.Y. The death of a Tonawanda Coke Corp. employee who was pulled into the rotating shaft of a coal elevator on Jan. 6, 2016, could have been prevented, an inspection by the Buffalo Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined. As he prepared to grease and […]