July, 2015

This is a repeating event

201501JulAll DayTHERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC TOXIC RELEASE 2015Thermo Fisher Scientific. Loughborough (GB)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Performance Indicators,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:Life SciencesCountry:United KingdomLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Fluid release to groundHazards:Corrosive,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Hydrochloric acid


Leak from a container of hydrochloric acid when being moved. Firefighters deposited a neutralizing agent on the ground.

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center