April, 2015

This is a repeating event

201513AprAll DayKINDER-MORGAN BORGER EXPLOSION 2015Kinder-Morgan, Borger (US-TX)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:PipelinesCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Methane


A natural gas pipeline that was situated within a plowed field exploded and caused a fire. The location of the explosion helped crews keep it contained. One home was voluntarily evacuated

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)
Image Credit: News Channel 10 Amarillo


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center