Chemical Safety Board releases final report on Chevron Refinery fire

chevron-worker-fire-animation.jpgThe U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will present the third and final report and safety recommendations from the August 6, 2012, fire at the Richmond Chevron Refinery. The draft report addresses additional investigation findings that have not yet been covered in the two previously-approved reports. (Watch CSB animation illustrating the incident.)

The hearing is free and open to the public. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to comment on the draft report as presented by the investigative staff.

The Contra Costa Times article announcing this hearing includes a statement from a Chevron spokeman.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. To register for the event, please send email to The draft report is now available on the CSB website at to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review the report prior to the public meeting.

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating serious chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.

January 28, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
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