January, 2023

This is a repeating event

202331JanAll DayLINYI EXPLOSION 2015Linyi Huasheng Group, Shandong (CN)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:Metal ProcessingCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Organization Inadequate,Organized Procedures,Training/InstructionImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Coke

Summary

A gas leak followed by explosion occurred during an inspection process due to the loose of valve bolt.

Proximate causes:
• Inadequate training/knowledge transfer (Lack of understanding the process);
• Lack of work rules/policies/ standards/procedures (wrong procedures for inspections);
• Inadequate work rules plan (lack of the pre-start safety review before inspection).


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

Origin

MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

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