November, 2014

This is a repeating event

201406NovAll DayRIGONI EXPLOSION 2014Rigoni Chemicals, Cordoba (AR)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:ArgentinaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:Environmental,Oxidising,ToxicContributory Factors:Component Malfunction,Design of PlantImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Chlorine


An explosion in a chemical facility. A gas cloud was seen above the area immediately after the explosion. Damaged about 20 buildings and left a crater in the facility’s backyard

Proximate causes:
• Inadequate tools, equipment & vehicles
• Inadequate engineering/design

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (
Image Credit: Unidentified


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center