September, 2021

This is a repeating event

202116SepAll DayMaridi Explosion 2015Maridi, Juba, South Sudan (SS)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Emergency Preparedness,Incident Investigation,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:RoadCountry:South SudanLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableContributory Factors:Component Malfunction,Organized Procedures,Process AnalysisImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Fatalities)Effects:11 - 100 FatalitiesMaterial:Crude Oil


Tanker crash followed by a blast took place on a road close to the town of Maridi. The leaking tanker along with pilferage attempts led to an explosion.

Proximate causes:
• Lack of knowledge of hazard present
• Inadequate tools/equipment or vehicle
• Inadequate work planning

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (
Image Credit: CBS News


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center