Hazards Reactive

February

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 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

March

202313MarAll DayBP Amoco Thermal Decomposition 2001BP Amoco Augusta (US-GA)Lessons:Incident Investigation,Operational Integrity,Risk AssessmentIndustry:Plastics & PolymersCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:ReactiveContributory Factors:MaintenanceImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:PolymersTopics:Chemical Reaction

202321MarAll DayCarbide Industries Fire 2011Carbide Industries Louisville (US-KY)Lessons:Compliance with Standards,Operational Integrity,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:Rapid phase-transition explosionHazards:ReactiveContributory Factors:Component MalfunctionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Calcium CarbideTopics:Occupied Buildings

April

202308AprAll DayMorton International Runaway Chemical Reaction 1998Morton International Inc. Paterson (US-NJ)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:Reactive,ToxicContributory Factors:Loss of Process ControlImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Ortho-NitrochlorobenzeneTopics:Chemical Reaction

202325AprAll DayKaltech Explosion 2002Kaltech Industries New York City (US-NY)Lessons:Compliance with Standards,Contractor Management,Control of WorkIndustry:ManufacturingCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:Corrosive,ReactiveContributory Factors:HousekeepingImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Nitric acid

202328AprAll DayCorden Pharmachem Runaway Reaction 2008Corden Pharmachem, Little Island, Cork (IE)Lessons:Risk AssessmentIndustry:Life SciencesCountry:IrelandLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: IChemE Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:ReactiveImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesTopics:Chemical Reaction

May

202301MayAll DaySterlington Explosion 1991Angus Chemical Co Sterlington (US-LA)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:Flammable,Reactive,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Nitromethane

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