March, 2015

This is a repeating event

201518MarAll DayBINZHOU EXPLOSION 2015Binzhou, 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:ChemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:Corrosive,OxidisingContributory Factors:Organization Inadequate,Organized ProceduresImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Hydrogen Peroxide


An explosion occurred when 6 personnel were working on the repair of a catalyst tower

Proximate causes:
• 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 (


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center