July, 1994

This is a repeating event

199408JulAll DayRyazan Refinery Explosion 1994Rosneft Ryazan (RU)Industry:RefiningCountry:RussiaLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Hydrocarbons


This event occurred on a crude unit at this 360,000 bbl per day refinery. A furnace was undergoing maintenance when a worker performed a hot cut and material was released. Inadequate flushing and blinding and a work scope that did not meet normal industry practices appear to have been the likely causes.

[ Property Damage $100 Million. Estimated Current Value $199 Million ]

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