July, 2015

This is a repeating event

201519JulAll DayGEMLIK FERTILIZER EXPLOSION 2015Gemlik Fertilizer, Bursa (TR) Origin: MKOPSC Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:TurkeyLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion


Explosion at a fertilizer factory from a gas entrapment in a steam boiler. The stairway where the steam boilers were located had collapsed along with the lift instalments. Facility damage

Proximate causes:
• Inadequate work plan
• Inadequate engineering design
• Inadequate assessment of needs and risk

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