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West explosion investigation results are in

After three-year investigation, board concludes that fatal explosion could have been prevented

There’s justice to be served: West Fertilizer Co. should be held...

Two and a half years ago, Central Texas changed forever. The West Fertilizer Co. building exploded on April 17, 2013, killing 15 people, injuring...

Editorial: Legislature must take fertilizer regulations seriously after West explosion

On April 17, 2013, Central Texas shook as a fertilizer production facility just north of Waco exploded from the interaction of ammonium nitrate with a fire. Most Texans remember that day well.

U.S Chemical Safety Board approves safety recommendations concluding the investigation of the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.
Concluding the 3 year investigation, the CBS has approved a list of recommendations that will help prevent tragedy such as the West Fertilizer explosion from occurring in the future.

West Eulogy Part 1

Produced by West resident and Baylor alumnus Ben Ranzinger with the assistance of Damon Crump, West Volunteer Fire Department and West EMS. Published with the permission of West VFD and West EMS. All rights reserved.

These eulogies are the only ones nationwide.

West Eulogy Part 2

Produced by West resident and Baylor alumnus Ben Ranzinger with the assistance of Damon Crump, West Volunteer Fire Department and West EMS. Published with the permission of West VFD and West EMS. All rights reserved.

West Eulogy Part 3

Produced by West resident and Baylor alumnus Ben Ranzinger with the assistance of Damon Crump, West Volunteer Fire Department and West EMS. Published with the permission of West VFD and West EMS. All rights reserved.o.