Lessons Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management | Emergency Preparedness.

December

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

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

202304JanAll DayFeyzin LPG Explosion 1966Total Feyzin (FR)Lessons:Asset integrity,Emergency Preparedness,Operating ProceduresIndustry:LPGCountry:FranceLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: HSE Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:11 – 100 FatalitiesMaterial:Propane

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

202309JanAll DayFreedom Industries Toxic Release 2014Freedom Industries Charleston (US-WV)Lessons:Asset integrity,Compliance with Standards,Emergency PreparednessIndustry:StorageCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: CSB Incident:Fluid release to waterHazards:Harmful/IrritantContributory Factors:Containment FailureImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:≥ 100 InjuriesMaterial:MCHM

202316JanAll DayGeorgia-Pacific Toxic Release 2002Georgia-Pacific Pennington (US-AL)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Risk AssessmentIndustry:Pulp & PaperCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Material incompatibility Origin: CSB Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Flammable,ToxicContributory Factors:Organized ProceduresImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Hydrogen SulfideTopics:Chemical Reaction

202317JanAll DayBP (Llandarcy) Refinery Explosion 1981BP Oil Llandarcy (GB)Lessons:Asset integrity,Emergency PreparednessIndustry:RefiningCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: HSE Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Propane

202318JanAll DayPETROBRAS (RLAM) EXPLOSION 2015Petrobras, Landulpho Alves Refinery, Salvador (BR)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:RefiningCountry:BrazilLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Corrosion/Erosion/Fatigue,Health,Maintenance,Organized ProceduresEffects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Hydrogen

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

202323JanAll DayHavkong Grounding 1993Havkong Braefoot Bay (GB)Lessons:Asset integrity,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Operational IntegrityIndustry:ShippingCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Natural event Origin: HSE Incident:COLLISIONHazards:FlammableImpact:COST (On Site)Effects:FinancialMaterial:Butane

202330JanAll DayLittle General Store Explosion 2007Little General Store Ghent (US-WV)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Process Knowledge,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:MiscellaneousCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: CSB Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:SupervisionImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Propane

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

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

202312FebAll DayPetrobras (Espirito Santos FPSO) Explosion 2015Petrobras, FPSO Cidade de São Mateus, Espírito Santo (BR)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:OffshoreCountry:BrazilLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Design of Plant,Management Attitude,Organized Procedures,Process Analysis,SupervisionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Methane

202313FebAll DayUniversal Freight Fire 1982Universal Freight Woodkirk (GB)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:WarehouseCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: HSE Incident:Pool fireHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Octyl PhenolTopics:Chemical Reaction

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

202302MarAll DayRimbey Pipeline Flammable Release 1979Rimbey Pipeline Mill Woods (CA-AB)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:PipelinesCountry:CanadaLanguage:ENLoC:Deficiency Origin: HSE Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Propane

202310MarAll DayCHANGZHOU FIRE 2015Changzhou, Jiangsu (CN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:WarehouseCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:ConflagrationContributory Factors:Component Malfunction,Organized ProceduresImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:Environmental

202311MarAll DayFukushima Damage & Release 2011Fukushima Daiichi (JP)Lessons:Competency,Emergency Preparedness,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:Nuclear PowerCountry:JapanLanguage:ENLoC:Overtemperature Origin: IAEA Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:RadiologicalContributory Factors:Natural EventImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:RadioisotopesTopics:Natural Hazards

202317MarAll DayITC Tank Fire 2019ITC Deer Park (US-TX)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Operational Integrity,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:StorageCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: CSB Incident:FIREHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Containment FailureImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Naptha

202326MarAll DayAFRICA SUNOIL FIRE 2014Africa Sunoil Refineries, Durban (ZA)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Competency,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:Food & DrinkCountry:South AfricaLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Sunflower oil

April

202302AprAll DayULTRACARGO FIRE 2015Ultracargo, Santos (BR)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Competency,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:StorageCountry:BrazilLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Pool fireHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Maintenance,Management Attitude,SupervisionImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Diesel fuel

202306AprAll DayDRAGON AROMATICS EXPLOSION 2015Dragon Aromatics, Zhangzhou City, Fujian (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:PipelinesCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Manufacture/ConstructionImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Paraxylene

202309AprAll DayHerrig Brothers Explosion 1998Herrig Brothers Albert City (US-IA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:AgricultureCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Impact Origin: CSB Incident:BLEVEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Object impactImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Propane

202309AprAll DayWEIFANG FATALITIES 2015Weifang, Shandong (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:Water TreatmentCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:AsphyxiationHazards:Environmental,Flammable,ToxicContributory Factors:Component MalfunctionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Hydrogen Sulfide

202312AprAll DayMFG Chemical (Dalton) Toxic Release 2004MFG Chemical, Inc. Callahan Rd. Dalton (US-GA)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Process Knowledge,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Genuine release Origin: CSB Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Loss of Process ControlImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:≥ 100 InjuriesMaterial:Allyl alcohol,Allyl chlorideTopics:Chemical Reaction

202313AprAll DayKINDER-MORGAN BORGER EXPLOSION 2015Kinder-Morgan, Borger (US-TX)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:PipelinesCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Methane

202317AprAll DayWest Fertilizer Explosion 2013West Fertilizer Co. West (US-TX)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:AgricultureCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: CSB Incident:Dust explosionHazards:ExplosiveContributory Factors:Runaway ReactionImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:11 – 100 FatalitiesMaterial:Ammonium NitrateTopics:Occupied Buildings

202321AprAll DayHUACHANG EXPLOSION 2015Huachang Chemical Group, Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:Corrosive,Environmental,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Ammonia

202321AprAll DayYANGZI PETROCHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Yangzi Petrochemical, Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:Harmful/IrritantImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Glycol

202323AprAll DayFormosa Plastics (Illiopolis) Explosion 2004Formosa Plastics Corporation Illiopolis (US-IL)Lessons:Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operational Integrity,Process KnowledgeIndustry:Plastics & PolymersCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: CSB Incident:VCEHazards:Flammable,ToxicContributory Factors:ErrorImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Vinyl Chloride Monomer

202326AprAll DayBulk Terminals Toxic Release 1974Bulk Terminals Chicago (US-IL)Lessons:Asset integrity,Emergency PreparednessIndustry:StorageCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: HSE Incident:Fluid release to groundHazards:Corrosive,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Hydrogen Chloride

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