Industrial Accidents 2015

industrial accidents 2015
Every industrial accident that we hear or read might leave very important safety lesson that we could learn from. Unfortunately, most of us only read it as a news, not as safety lessons.

There were several industrial accidents 2015 that happened in various manufacturing plants. Once again, I would like to emphasize that there will be safety lessons we should take from. Those lessons may have never been came in our head.

So, read carefully and take notes from each of industrial accidents 2015 below.

Industrial Accidents 2015

    1. Sunoco Nederland Terminal Exposure, Nederland, TX, 5th of January 2015, 7 hospitalized.
    2. Husky Energy Refinery Explosion, Lima, OH, 10th of January 2015, No casualties.
    3. Magnablend, Inc Chlorine Spill, Waxahachie, TX, 26th of January 2015,  No casualties.
    4. Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc Chemical Release, 29th of January 2015, No casualties.
    5. Exxon Mobil Refinery Explosion, Torrance, CA, 18th of February 2015, 4 Injured.
    6. Capitol Plant Cement Explosion, San Antonio, TX, 24th of February 2015, 3 Injured.
    7. Pepsi Bottling Factory Ammonia Leak, Mesquite, TX, 3rd of March 2015, 1 Injured.
    8. Houston Ship Channel Chemical Spill, 10th of March 2015, No casualties.
    9. Exxon Mobil Beaumont Chemical Plant Fire, 30th of March 2015, No casualties.
    10. Renewable Energy Group Bio-Fuels Plant fire, Geismar, LA, 2nd of April 2015, 2 injured.
    11. Alfrebro LLC explosion, Monroe, OH, 17th of April 2015, 1 injured.
    12. Silver Trail Distillery explosion, Hardin, KY, 24th of April 2015, 1 killed, 1 injured.
    13. Synalloy Palmer Facility fire, Palmer, TX, 30th of April 2015, No casualties.
    14. Columbus Pallet Recycling plant fire, Columbus, OH, 1st of May 2015, No casualties.
    15. North American Container plant fire, Rowesville, SC, 2nd of May 2015, No casualties
    16. Tilcon Plant fire, Groton, CT, 2nd of May 2015, No casualties
    17. TFC Plating Inc. fire, Milwaukie, OR, 2nd of May 2015, No casualties
    18. TEK Recycling plant fire, Fairmont City, IL, 3rd of May 2015, No casualties
    19. Youngstown Waste Water Treatment Plant chlorine leak, Youngstown, OH, 4th of May 2015, No casualties
    20. U.S. Oil and Refining Co. fire, Tacoma, WA, 6th of May 2015, No casualties
    21. Toledo University’s Wolfe Hall chemical reaction, Toledo, OH, 7th of May 2015, No casualties
    22. TAMKO Building Products, Inc. Frederick, MD, 8th of May 2015, No casualties
    23. Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant fire, Buchanan, NY, 9th of May 2015, No casualties
    24. Blue Bell Plant ammonia leak, Broken Arrow, OK, 10th of May 2015, No casualties
    25. USALCO Plant leak, Fairfield, OH, 12th of May 2015, No casualties
    26. EC Phillips and Son Inc. ammonia leak, Ketchikan, AK, 12th May 2015, No casualties, area evacuations
    27. Acton Technologies Inc. fire, Pittston, PA, 13th of May 2015, 1 injured
    28. Calpine – Hay Road Energy Center fire, Wilmington, DE, 14th of May 2015, No casualties
    29. OmniSource Metal Recycling plant fire, Anderson, SC, 18th of May 2015, 1 killed, 1 injured
    30. Oil Well explosion, Karnes City, TX, 19th of May 2015, No casualties, homes evacuated
    31. Propane Warehouse fire, Baltimore, MD, 20th of May 2015, 3 injured
    32. Propane tank explosion, Olney, MD, 25th of May 2015, 3 injured
    33. Butane tank explosion, Lake Cachuma, CA, 26th of May 2015, 3 injured
    34. Cottage Grove – 3M Company chemical leak, Cottage Grove, MN, 26th of May 2015, 1 injured
    35. Liqui-Mark Production Facility chemical leak, Cottage Grove, MN, 27th of May 2015, 17 injured
    36. Red Hill Construction Company fire, Santa Ana, CA, 28th of May 2015, No casualties
    37. Agrium U.S. Inc. gas leak, Borger, TX, 28th of May 2015, 10 injured
    38. Lite Metals magnesium fire, Ravenna, OH, 3oth of May 2015, No casualties
    39. Miller Chemical plant fire, Hanover, PA, 8th of June 2015, No casualties
    40. Pennex Aluminum fire, Wellsville, PA, 11th of June 2015, No casualties
    41. North Charleston Boeing Plant nitrogen line rupture, North Charleston, SC, 11th of June 2015, No casualties
    42. Coca-Cola Bottling Plant ammonia spill, Speedway, IN, 15th of June 2015, No casualties
    43. USA Metal Recycling explosion, Neosho, MO, 15th of June 2015, 1 killed, 1 injured
    44. Koch Foods ammonia leak, Chicago, IL, 16th of June 2015, 3 injured
    45. Olin Chlor Alkali Products Division Plant chlorine spill, Charleston, TN, 17th of June 2015, No casualties
    46. NA Industries chemical leak and fire, Chattanooga, TN, 17th of June 2015, 5 injured
    47. Commercial Metal Company explosion, Odessa, TX, 17th of June 2015, No casualties
    48. Wescon Plastics explosion, Wichita, KS, 17th of June 2015, 2 injured
    49. Poet Biorefining plant explosion, Glenville, MN, 21st of June 2015, 2 injured
    50. CMC Recycling plant fire, Waco, TX, 25th of June 2015, 14 injured
    51. DrillChem Plant Fire, Conroe, TX, 8th of August 2015, none injured
    52. Hydrite Chemical Co. spill, Terra Haute, IN, 17th of August 2015, none injured
    53. Liquid Transfer Terminal explosion, Bainbridge, GA, 19th of August 2015, 1 killed, 4 injured

 

source: http://preventchemicaldisasters.org/resources/158971-2/

Lukman Nulhakiem

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