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CSB Finds Multiple Safety Deficiencies in ExxonMobil Refinery Blast

Torrance, CA– An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, California, has uncovered multiple process safety management deficiencies that led to the accident and a serious near miss. Investigators found that the explosion could have been Read the full article…


NTSB Releases List of Transportation Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its annual list of “most wanted” transportation improvements, but for the first time in recent memory none of the priorities relate specifically to reducing commercial aviation hazards. Today’s announcement reflects years of steady gains in airline safety, with the last fatal crash Read the full article…


Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency at Porter Ranch Amid Massive Gas Leak

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Porter Ranch, where thousands of residents have been evacuated due to a massive gas leak. In declaring the emergency, Brown noted the widespread disruption the gas leak has caused and reiterated the state’s efforts to help fix the problem. Read the full article…