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
7857 Thu Jun 06 17:13:40 EDT 2013 Jack Hanke
7856 Wed Jun 05 23:15:00 EDT 2013 E B
7855 Wed Jun 05 13:13:21 EDT 2013 Allison Gale
7854 Wed Jun 05 11:04:18 EDT 2013 Michael Price
7853 Tue Jun 04 22:47:54 EDT 2013 Barbara Duehn
7852 Tue Jun 04 09:12:31 EDT 2013 Klaus Steinbrecher
7851 Tue Jun 04 01:24:30 EDT 2013 Mark
7850 Mon Jun 03 05:39:14 EDT 2013 Marjorie Steakley
7849 Sun Jun 02 18:03:32 EDT 2013 Dennis DeMarinis
7848 Sat Jun 01 10:59:20 EDT 2013 Cynthia Cole
7847 Fri May 31 14:17:02 EDT 2013 Elena Lemmo
7846 Thu May 30 23:34:16 EDT 2013 Ed Perry
7845 Thu May 30 04:52:48 EDT 2013 Loren Sterman
7844 Mon May 27 17:19:32 EDT 2013 Marcella Ciucki
7843 Mon May 27 03:06:32 EDT 2013 Diane LaMagdeleine
7842 Sun May 26 22:03:52 EDT 2013 Brian Smith
7841 Sat May 25 00:35:24 EDT 2013 cindy sims
7840 Fri May 24 23:29:30 EDT 2013 Beth Paransky
7839 Thu May 23 16:28:34 EDT 2013 Jane Stevens
7838 Thu May 23 08:04:52 EDT 2013 Susan Lada
7837 Thu May 23 07:12:44 EDT 2013 Sara Ogden
7836 Tue May 21 21:46:00 EDT 2013 Serena Dossenko Obviously we now have to watch OSHA, which is suppose to be our watchdogs!!!
7835 Tue May 21 14:02:31 EDT 2013 Barbara Brooks Again, our priorities are in the wrong place. We need to take care of our workers. We need an adequate number of inspectors. Forgot the war and military spending. All that military spending is weakening More....
7834 Mon May 20 20:02:07 EDT 2013 Adam Cooperstock
7833 Mon May 20 19:30:34 EDT 2013 Debi Wessinger
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