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Safety Focus: CSB Release Factual Update into Fatal Incident in Odessa Texas< Back to Blog

Jul 28, 2020
By: K. McCarley
Categories: Safety

A Factual Update was released by the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concerning a H­­2S release that resulted in two fatalities, summarized below.  A few common hazards standout in this incident, even if do not operate a water-flood station. 

  • Many hazards around the front-end and back-end of processes are overlooked.  Raise awareness outside of the main process area, such as chemical transfer and storage, waste-water disposal, venting and flare facilities. 
  • Don’t overlook maintenance of the safeguards that are your last line of defense, such as PPE, monitors and automatic shutoff devices.


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