CSB Releases New Safety Video 'Blast Wave in Danvers' Depicting Massive Explosion that Shook Boston Suburb in 2006

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a comprehensive safety video on the massive explosion which shook Danvers, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, on November 22, 2006.


The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial 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.

The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. Visit our website at www.csb.gov.

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