August, 2012

This is a repeating event

201225AugAll DayFalcon State Refinery Explosion 2012PDVSA Amuay (VE)Industry:RefiningCountry:VenezuelaLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:11 – 100 FatalitiesMaterial:LPG


A very powerful explosion occurred in an area of pressured propane and butane storage at the refinery. At least 48 people were killed and more than 80 injured. The explosion hit an area of storage tanks, damaging nine tanks. It was reported that there had been several leaks at the refinery in the previous year.

[ Property Damage $320 Million. Estimated Current Value $349 Million ]

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