July, 2015

This is a repeating event

201525JulAll DayLAMINGO WATER BOARD EXPLOSION 2015Lamingo Water Board, Jos (NG)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:Water TreatmentCountry:NigeriaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Pressure burstHazards:Environmental,Oxidising,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Chlorine


Explosion of chlorine cylinder at the Lamingo Water Board Treatment Plant. The explosion happened at 4 a.m. caused an excess chlorine inhalation by the nearby residents.

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center