October, 2015

This is a repeating event

201505OctAll DayZHEJIANG HONGXIANG EXPLOSION 2015Zhejiang Hongxiang Chemical Co, Shangyu, Zhejiang (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Explosive decompositionHazards:Environmental,OxidisingImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Sodium Chlorate


An explosion occurred in a chemical plant. 70 firefighters and 22 fire engines were used to prevent the flames from reaching a nearby warehouse containing 50 tons of flammable chemicals, including sodium chlorate.

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center