June, 2020

This is a repeating event

202025JunAll DayOLIN CHLOR ALKALI EXPLOSION 2014Olin, Becancour (CA-QC)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:CanadaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:Environmental,Oxidising,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Chlorine


A tank containing chlorine exploded at the Olin Chlor Alkali Products plant in Becancour. Workers in nearby buildings were evacuated, but employees at Olin Chlor Alkali were told to remain at the chemical plant.

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)
Image Credit: Sebastien Lacroix


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center