Industry Petrochemicals

October

202202OctAll DayUnion Carbide Explosion 1975Antwerp, Belgium (BE)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:BelgiumLanguage:EN Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableEffects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Ethylene

202213OctAll DayFirst Chemical Reactive Chemical Explosion 2002First Chemical Corp. Pascagoula (US-MS)Lessons:Asset integrity,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:ReactiveContributory Factors:Loss of Process ControlImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:MononitrotolueneTopics:Chemical Reaction,Pressure Systems,Occupied Buildings

202217OctAll DayBASF (Ludwigshaven) Explosion 2016BASF Ludwigshaven (DE)Lessons:Contractor Management,Control of WorkIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:GermanyLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: ARIA Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:ErrorImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Butylene

202220OctAll DayChevron Phillips (Cedar Bayou) Flood 1994Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayor (US-TX)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Natural event Origin: Marsh Incident:COLLAPSEHazards:FlammableImpact:COST (On Site)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Ethylene

202221OctAll DayNew Castle Explosion 1980Amoco New Castle (US-DE)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Hexane

202223OctAll DayPhillips 66 Explosion 1989Phillips 66 Pasadena (US-TX)Lessons:Asset integrity,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Operational Integrity,Risk AssessmentIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: HSE Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:11 – 100 FatalitiesMaterial:EthyleneTopics:Occupied Buildings

November

202214NovAll DayPampa Explosion 1987Celanese Chemicals Pampa (US-TX)Lessons:Competency,Operational Integrity,Risk AssessmentIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion,Operator error Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Butane

December

202210DecAll DayMünchsmünster Explosion 2005ROG Münchsmünster (DE)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:GermanyLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Hexane

202222DecAll DayLavera Fire 2012Ineos Lavera (FR)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:FranceLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: Marsh Incident:FIREHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Ethylene

February

202308FebAll DayLIAOCHENG EXPLOSION 2015Liaocheng, Shandong (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:PetrochemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Organization Inadequate,Organized Procedures,Training/InstructionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Ethanol

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