July, 2015

This is a repeating event

201503JulAll DayHANWHA CHEMICAL EXPLOSION 2015Hanwha Chemical, Ulsan, South Korea (KR)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Contractor Management,Control of Work,Management of Change,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:South KoreaLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 Fatalities


An explosion occurred at a chemical plant. Before the explosion, some workers were welding the interior of waste water storage. The blast tore out the upper structure of the storage facility, which subsequently collapsed

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center