Occupational Safety and Health Administration

File photo of some of the devastation from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For Safety Lapses

The Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in federal fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, officials said Thursday.

10/10/2013

A railroad boxcar filled with ammonium nitrate lays on its side near the remains of the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Obama Orders Review Of Chemical Plant Rules

President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

08/01/2013

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