Refinery, safety board ask mistakenly released video not be aired

Refinery, safety board ask mistakenly released video not be aired

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WOODS CROSS -- The Silver Eagle Refinery and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) have asked news media not to air video tape of an explosion at the refinery which was mistakenly released to news outlets.

The video depicts an explosion in January of this year, which injured several workers at the plant.

It was accidentally posted on a website managed by the safety board, and news organizations aired the tape, which the board said has caused family members of the injured men "increased stress and trauma."

In a joint statement Silver Eagle and the CSB said, "The airing of the video does not add to the understanding of the causes of the January accident or of maintenance issues being investigated by the CSB at the refinery." [CLICK HERE to read the entire statement]

The safety board is investigating another explosion at the plant, which damaged dozens of nearby homes in Nov. 4, but caused no injuries.

KSL has chosen not to air the video of the January explosion. The video and images used are of the November explosion, which were provided by the CSB.

According to the CSB, the January explosion is still under investigation. The final report is expected in the early next year.

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