September, 2015

This is a repeating event

201522SepAll DayCHANGZHOU WASTE ALUMINIUM EXPLOSION 2015Changzhou, Jiangsu (CN)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Contractor Management,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:Metal ProcessingCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Rapid phase-transition explosionHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Aluminium


An explosion occurred in a chemical plant dealing with waste aluminum melting. The explosion occurred when the operator was melting the aluminum.

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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center