June, 2015

This is a repeating event

201507JunAll DayDOW CHEMICALS (OYSTER CREEK) FATALITY 2015Dow Chemicals, Freeport (US-TX)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Contractor Management,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:AsphyxiationImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 Fatalities


A contractor died after entering a confined space at Dow Chemical’s plant in Oyster Creek.

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center