-- CSB cites six safety issues in BP refinery explosion
Investigators from the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) Oct. 27 identified six key safety issues underlying the Mar. 23 explosions and fire at BP PLC's 446,400 b/cd Texas City, Tex., refinery. The incident, which was contained within the plant's 24,300 b/cd isomerization unit, killed 15 workers and injured 170 others (OGJ Online, Mar. 23, 2005).