Safety and Loss Prevention
The incident summaries provide a brief description of the event and highlight key points (including basic causes, critical factors, root causes and lessons learned) in addition to signposting interested readers to the detailed investigation report and selected other pertinent reference materials.
Seveso - 10 July 1976
Incident: Runaway Reactor Toxic Material Release. Location: Italy. Keywords: BD, bursting, communication, control, design, dioxin, exothermic, procedure, response, TCDD, toxic. Author: Peter Marsh.
Bhopal - 03 December 1984
Incident: Methyl isocyanate storage tank temperature runaway. Location India. Keywords: accountability, Bhopal, control, flare, isolation, MIC, MoC, runaway, sabotage, scrubber, tank, toxic, training. Author: Peter Marsh.
Toulouse - 21 September 2001
Incident: Ammonium Nitrate Warehouse Explosion. Location: France. Keywords: AZF; AN; contamination; detonation; explosion; housekeeping; nitrate; pollution; storage; Toulouse; training. Author: Peter Marsh.
West - 17 April 2013
Incident: Ammonium nitrate fertiliser storage bin explosion. Location: USA. Keywords: AN; bin; contamination; detonation; explosion; FGAN; fire; planning; response; West; WFC. Author: Peter Marsh.
La Porte - 15 November 2014
Incident: Toxic chemical release. Location: USA. Keywords: alarm; drain; ERT; fan; hydrate; La Porte; mercaptan; permit; PHA; PPE; PSM; procedure; rescue; toxic; training. Author: Peter Marsh.