West Fertilizer Plant
The 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.
Today’s Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.
Some people in West lost family members the night of April 17, 2013. Some lost their homes and there are others who lost both. One of those families spoke with CBS 11 News about the last year and how they’re rebuilding their lives.
As the state remembers West, Texas on the one-year anniversary of a deadly explosion, the mayor in the town acknowledged that local officials are considering building a new fertilizer plant.
There is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it’s not actually in West. The monumental tribute was built by just one man, who didn’t have a lot of money to spend and received no help.
A Dallas family remembers their father, Lucky, who courageously responded to the fire in West and never returned.
Friends and family in the small town of West are preparing to honor victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that occurred one year ago today.
State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.
This week marks one year since the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. The blast killed 15 people — including father and volunteer firefighter Perry Calvin. His family spoke with CBS 11 News about their unexpected loss.
The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year.
The landscape isn’t the only thing that has changed in West, Texas, since a fertilizer explosion killed 15 people and destroyed more than 200 homes.
The City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.