The Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas Shouldn’t have Happened

Tell President Obama and Congress to Strengthen OSHA so it Doesn’t Happen Again

The explosion was catastrophic.

The last time the fertilizer plant was inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was in 1985.

Hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate — an extremely dangerous and volatile substance — burst into flames, leveling nearby homes and severely damaging schools.

More than people 200 were injured. Fifteen died. And a small town is left devastated, wondering how it could have happened.

Let’s make sure it never happens again.

Add your name to the petition to President Obama and Congress.

PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS:

 

We, the undersigned, call on you to strengthen OSHA’s ability to address dangerous workplaces before they lead to disasters, like the April 17, 2013, fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

OSHA’s funding should be increased so the agency has the resources to conduct thorough and routine inspections of plants containing dangerous and volatile substances, and fines against workplaces where employees are killed should be significantly raised so that businesses have an increased financial incentive to ensure their workplaces are safe.

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Number Date Name Add a Comment
7882 Tue Jul 29 22:01:27 EDT 2014 Kevin Silas
7881 Fri May 30 13:05:06 EDT 2014 Megan and Doug Roberts
7880 Sat Feb 15 11:59:03 EST 2014 Mark Travasos We are killing American workers and First Responders by not making sure plants follow OSHA regulations.
7879 Sat Nov 09 09:22:27 EST 2013 Lynne Kane America is falling behind in safety oversight in our workplaces, on our roads, crossing our bridges and tunnels.
7878 Sun Aug 25 00:19:34 EDT 2013 Marilynn Fuller
7877 Sat Aug 17 03:31:39 EDT 2013 L. Steele
7876 Mon Aug 05 21:31:14 EDT 2013 Lynn Elliott
7875 Mon Aug 05 21:30:30 EDT 2013 Lynn Elliott
7874 Mon Jul 29 21:42:04 EDT 2013 Michael Bloomfield
7873 Wed Jul 17 04:01:21 EDT 2013 Tina Tine'
7872 Tue Jul 16 00:12:53 EDT 2013 Anne Blanchard
7871 Mon Jul 08 10:54:39 EDT 2013 MaryLynn Michaelis
7870 Sat Jul 06 21:09:15 EDT 2013 Nancy Okita
7869 Fri Jul 05 14:47:37 EDT 2013 Harry and Jill Brownfield
7868 Tue Jul 02 21:52:27 EDT 2013 Dr. William J. Sneck, S.J., Ph. D.
7867 Tue Jul 02 13:32:07 EDT 2013 Dean Peerman
7866 Fri Jun 21 13:34:42 EDT 2013 Barbara Goodrich
7865 Thu Jun 20 15:11:05 EDT 2013 Joel Watson
7864 Tue Jun 18 22:46:36 EDT 2013 MaryRose Randall
7863 Mon Jun 17 21:00:39 EDT 2013 Anthony Hamilton
7862 Tue Jun 11 15:09:11 EDT 2013 Francene Shed
7861 Tue Jun 11 14:40:19 EDT 2013 Cyndi Bradley
7860 Mon Jun 10 18:30:38 EDT 2013 Janis Todd
7859 Sat Jun 08 12:22:12 EDT 2013 Clifford Provost
7858 Fri Jun 07 00:11:52 EDT 2013 donald kokkonen
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