Industry Chemicals

October

202203OctAll DayAlbright & Wilson Explosion 1996Albright & Wilson Avonmouth (GB)Lessons:Process KnowledgeIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion Origin: HSE Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:Corrosive,Oxidising,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Sodium Chlorite

202205OctAll DayZHEJIANG HONGXIANG EXPLOSION 2015Zhejiang Hongxiang Chemical Co, Shangyu, Zhejiang (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Explosive decompositionHazards:Environmental,OxidisingImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Sodium Chlorate

202209OctAll DayUS Ink Fire 2012US Ink East Rutherford (US-NJ)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Management of Change,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: CSB Incident:Dust explosionHazards:ExplosiveContributory Factors:HousekeepingImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Black InkTopics:Chemical Reaction

202211OctAll DayINDSPEC Chemical Toxic Release 2008INDSPEC Petrolia (US-PA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Management of Change,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Component malfunction Origin: CSB Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Corrosive,ToxicContributory Factors:Loss of Process ControlImpact:ENVIRONMENTAL (Offsite)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Oleum

202229OctAll DayBarton Solvents (Des Moines) Explosion 2007Barton Solvents Des Moines (US-IA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Operating Procedures,Operational IntegrityIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: CSB Incident:FIREHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Electrostatic AccumulationImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Ethyl Acetate

November

202206NovAll DayRIGONI EXPLOSION 2014Rigoni Chemicals, Cordoba (AR)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:ArgentinaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:Environmental,Oxidising,ToxicContributory Factors:Component Malfunction,Design of PlantImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Chlorine

202215NovAll DayDupont (La Porte) Toxic Release 2014DuPont La Porte (US-TX)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Emergency Preparedness,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: CSB Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Flammable,ToxicContributory Factors:MaintenanceImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Methyl MercaptanTopics:Natural Hazards

202217NovAll DayDPC Enterprises (Glendale) Toxic Release 2003DPC Enterprises Glendale (US-AZ)Lessons:Asset integrity,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Environmental,Oxidising,ToxicContributory Factors:Organized ProceduresImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Chlorine

202222NovAll DayCAI / Arnel Explosion 2006CAI/Arnel Danvers (US-MA)Lessons:Compliance with Standards,Operating ProceduresIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: CSB Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:ErrorImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Hydrocarbons

202227NovAll DayTPC Explosion 2019TPC Group Port Neches (US-TX)Industry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: CSB Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:UNKNOWNImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Butadiene

202228NovAll DayNoroxo Legionella Incident 2003Noroxo Harnes (FR)Lessons:Operational IntegrityIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:FranceLanguage:ENLoC:Genuine release Origin: ARIA Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:BiologicalImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:11 - 100 Fatalities

December

202203DecAll DayMarcus Oil & Chemical Explosion 2004Marcus Oil and Chemical Houston (US-TX) Lessons:Asset integrity,Operating ProceduresIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deficiency Origin: CSB Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Containment FailureImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Polyethylene

202203DecAll DayBhopal Toxic Release 1984Union Carbide Bhopal Madhya Pradesh (IN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Management of Change,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:IndiaLanguage:ENLoC:Genuine release Origin: HSE Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Corrosive,Flammable,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:> 100 FatalitiesMaterial:Methyl IsocyanateTopics:Chemical Reaction

202207DecAll DayInternational Biosynthetics Toxic Release 1991International Biosynthetics Widnes (GB)Lessons:Asset integrity,Operational Integrity,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Genuine release Origin: HSE Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:ToxicImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:PhosgeneTopics:Chemical Reaction

202213DecAll DayPort Neal Explosion 1994Terra International Port Neal (US-IA)Lessons:Operating Procedures,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion Origin: Marsh Incident:Explosive decompositionHazards:ExplosiveImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Ammonium Nitrate

202219DecAll DayT2 Laboratories Reactive Chemical Explosion 2007T2 Laboratories Inc. Jacksonville (US-FL)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:ReactiveContributory Factors:Loss of Process ControlImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:MCMTTopics:Chemical Reaction

January

202302JanAll DayCatalyst Systems Reactive Explosion 2003Catalyst Systems Gnadenhutten (US-OH)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:OxidisingContributory Factors:UNKNOWNImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Benzoyl PeroxideTopics:Chemical Reaction

202306JanAll DayMFG CHEMICAL (DALTON) TOXIC RELEASE 2015MFG Chemical, Inc. Dalton (US-GA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Runaway reaction explosionContributory Factors:Management Attitude,SupervisionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 Fatalities

202308JanAll DayGREEN VALLEY CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Green Valley Chemical, Creston (US-IA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Pressure burstHazards:Mechanical/Kinetic/PotentialImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Compressed Air

202320JanAll DaySURVIVAL INDUSTRIES EXPLOSION 2015Survival Technologies, Ankleshwar (IN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Contractor Management,Control of Work,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:IndiaLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:Harmful/IrritantContributory Factors:Component MalfunctionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:4-hydroxybenzohydrazide

202323JanAll DayDupont (Belle) Toxic Release 2010DuPont Belle (US-WV)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: CSB Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Corrosive,Flammable,ToxicContributory Factors:Containment FailureImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Methyl Chloride,Oleum,Phosgene

202330JanAll DayPori Fire 2017Huntsman Pori (FI)Industry:ChemicalsCountry:FinlandLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: Marsh Incident:FIREHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Titanium Dioxide

202331JanAll DaySynthron Explosion 2006Synthron Morganton (US-NC)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Emergency Preparedness,Operational Integrity,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Equipment IsolationImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Acrylic monomersTopics:Chemical Reaction

February

202301FebAll DayAssociated Octel Fire 1994Associated Octel Ellesmere Port (GB)Lessons:Asset integrity,Control of Work,Operational IntegrityIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: HSE Incident:Jet flameHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Ethyl chloride

202306FebAll DayWARSAW CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Warsaw Chemical, Warsaw (US-IN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:Flammable,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Methanol

202307FebAll DayTechnic Explosion 2003Technic Inc. Cranston (US-RI)Lessons:Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Management of Change,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion Origin: CSB Incident:Dust explosionHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:HousekeepingImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:VariousTopics:Chemical Reaction

202312FebAll DaySIMAR TOXIC RELEASE 2015Simar, Igualad (ES)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Competency,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:SpainLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Runaway reaction explosionImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 Injuries

202314FebAll DayUerdingen Explosion 1989Bayer Krefeld (DE)Industry:ChemicalsCountry:GermanyLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: Marsh Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:ReactiveImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Phthalates

202319FebAll DayHUBEI FUSHENG CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Hubei Fusheng Chemical Co., Yichang, Hubei (CN)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Component malfunction Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Explosive decompositionHazards:ExplosiveContributory Factors:Organization Inadequate,Organized Procedures,Training/InstructionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Nitro-based fertilizer,Urea-based fertilizer

202319FebAll DayConcept Sciences Explosion 1999Concept Sciences Allentown (US-PA)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:ReactiveContributory Factors:Loss of Process ControlImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:HydroxylamineTopics:Chemical Reaction,Occupied Buildings

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