May, 2015

This is a repeating event

201512MayAll DayBUKIT JALIL EXPLOSION 2015Bukit Jalil, Malaysia (MY)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Management of Change,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:MalaysiaLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:Environmental,FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Hexane


An explosion and fire razed a chemical factory in the Bandar Kinrara Industrial Park Fire & Rescue Department deployed eight fire trucks and 54 fire fighters. It was reported that the spark from the factory’s production floor ignited the highly flammable Hexane

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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center