January, 2015

This is a repeating event

201508JanAll DayGREEN VALLEY CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Green Valley Chemical, Creston (US-IA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Pressure burstHazards:Mechanical/Kinetic/PotentialImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Compressed Air


In a chemical plant that produces fertilizer, carbon dioxide and dry ice, a pipeline explosion occurred.

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center