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.
|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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