November 5, 2009 | Mark Paradies

CSB Press Release: CSB Investigative Team Deploying to Silver Eagle Refinery Explosion & Fire Near Salt Lake City

CSB - U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD -- An independent federal agency investigating chemical accidents to protect workers, the public, and the environment

Washington DC, November 4, 2009 – A six-member team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of today’s explosion and fire at the Silver Eagle Refinery in Woods Cross, Utah.

According to local officials, the explosion in the diesel hydrotreater unit caused damage to homes in the surrounding area and was felt several miles away from the facility.

The CSB is investigating a January 2009 flash fire at the same refinery that burned two refinery operators and two contractors. For more information on the CSB’s investigation please visit http://www.csb.gov/.
The investigation team will be led by CSB Investigations Supervisor Donald Holmstrom and will be arriving Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

For more information, contact (on scene) Sandy Gilmour 202-251-5496 (cell) or Director of Public Affairs Dr. Daniel Horowitz, 202-261-7613, cell 202-441-6074.





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