October, 2014

This is a repeating event

201418OctAll DayKAKA CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2014Kaka Chemical, Chandausi (IN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Contractor Management,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:FMCGCountry:IndiaLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Pressure burstContributory Factors:Equipment Isolation,Management AttitudeImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 Fatalities


A boiler explosion occurred in Kaka Chemical factory which manufactures chemicals required for making soaps

Proximate causes:
• Inadequate personal protective equipment
• Inadequate isolation of process or equipment

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center