January, 2021

This is a repeating event

202120JanAll DaySURVIVAL INDUSTRIES EXPLOSION 2015Survival Technologies, Ankleshwar (IN) Origin: MKOPSC Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Contractor Management,Control of Work,Incident Investigation,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:IndiaLanguage:ENLoC:Operator errorIncident:EXPLOSIONHazard:Harmful/IrritantCause:Component MalfunctionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Consequence:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:4-hydroxybenzohydrazide


The incident occurred when workers were weighing a barrel of 4-hydroxybenzohydrazide. There was a short circuiting in the weighing scale which led to an explosion.

Proximate causes:
• Defective equipment

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