West Faces New Questions As Fire Called "Criminal Act"One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property. What caused the blaze?
Officials Say West Explosion Was Criminal ActAuthorities said Wednesday that the fire which caused a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West three years ago was a criminal act. Federal and state investigators are trying to determine who was responsible.
Chemical Safety Board Approves New Recommendations To Avoid Another West-Type IncidentNew standards to save lives. That's the hope as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board approved new recommendations after the deadly explosion at West Fertilizer in 2013.
Dozens Of Dangerous Texas Chemical Plants Operate Near Public CentersDozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in the town of West in 2013, one of Texas' worst industrial accidents, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, federal regulators say.
Final Report From Chemical Safety Board On West Fertilizer ExplosionIt’s been nearly three years, but the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its final report on West Fertilizer Company plant explosion.
West Fertilizer Report Says Firefighters Not Properly TrainedThere is a new federal report into what went wrong in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. According to a branch of the CDC, firefighters didn’t realize the dangers of the ammonium nitrate on property.
1st Bill Reacting To West Blast Meets GOP Pushback The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception Tuesday from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.
Report: 262 People Hurt In West Fertilizer Blast A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast. That's in addition to the 15 people killed by the April 17, 2013, explosion.
Texas Agency To Report On West BlastThe men who died last year fighting a fire at a fertilizer plant that then exploded in West have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.
Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast ReportThe fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.
CSB: West Firefighters Weren't Aware Of Explosion RiskThe U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that West volunteer firefighters were not fully aware of the risk of ammonium nitrate exploding at the West Fertilizer Co. plant.
No New Safety Laws A Year After West BlastIt has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in buildings without sprinklers.