December, 2005

This is a repeating event

200510DecAll DayMünchsmünster Explosion 2005ROG Münchsmünster (DE)Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:GermanyLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Hexane


A release of hexane created a vapor cloud which was ignited on an electric motor, causing an explosion. This resulted in damage to a process unit and injured 20 people. The plant was eventually replaced.

[ Property Damage $200 Million. Estimated Current Value $280 Million ]

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