February, 2023

This is a repeating event

202306FebAll DayWARSAW CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Warsaw Chemical, Warsaw (US-IN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:Flammable,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Methanol

Summary

A tank ruptured in Warsaw Chemical company, it contained hazardous chemical that caused a fire followed by an explosion. After the fire some chemicals spilled into Winona lake.

50 homes were evacuated


Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)
Image Credit: 1480 News Now

Origin

MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

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