May, 2015

This is a repeating event

201514MayAll DayST LEONARDS TOXIC RELEASE 2015Veolia , Hastings (GB)Lessons:Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:Waste TreatmentCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Material incompatibility Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazards:Corrosive,Environmental,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Ammonia


Ammonia release at recycling center workers was evacuated. Shelter in place was issued in nearby areas.

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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center