June, 2015

This is a repeating event

201507JunAll DayEASTMAN CHEMICAL RESINS EXPLOSION 2015Eastman Chemical Resins, Elizabeth (US-PA)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:Plastics & PolymersCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Resins


An explosion and fire occurred at one of manufacturing plant’s process units at Eastman Chemical Resins in Jefferson Hills. The fire was extinguished about 2 h after it began. Shelter-in-place order was issued

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)
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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center