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Web Date: August 28, 2008

Report Hits Safety Board

Auditors want agency to investigate far more industrial accidents
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The Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) should quintuple its chemical accident investigations, Government Accountability Office auditors say in a new report. GAO notes that the board—an independent agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents—last year identified some 31 fatal accidents warranting a full investigation but examined only six of them.

CSB Chairman John S. Bresland in a letter to GAO notes the board agrees with "various points in the report, such . . .

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