March, 2014

This is a repeating event

201426MarAll 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


Blaze in a warehouse next to oil factory. Fire created massive plumes of smoke in the area. Fire spread to adjacent paint factory. Damaged buildings

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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center