IChemE

The following incidents were documented and evaluated by Peter Marsh of the IChemE Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group.

These are available in the Lessons Learned Database and the worst-case effects are indicated by the colour of the hazards as [FATALITIES] , [INJURIES] or [ENVIRONMENTAL].

Click or scan the QR codes to access the incident evaluations.

2020’s

27 Jun
2022

Aqaba Port

Shipping
13 Fatalities

04 Aug
2020

Beirut Port

Warehousing
218 Fatalities

2010’s

31 Aug
2017

Crosby

Petrochemicals
21 Injuries

18 Feb
2015

Torrance

Oil Refining
4 Injuries

11 Feb
2015

Camarupim

Offshore Oil & Gas
9 Fatalities

15 Nov
2014

La Porte

Chemicals
4 Fatalities

03 Jun
2014

Moerdijk

Petrochemicals
2 Injuries

06 Jul
2013

Lac-Mégantic

Rail Transport
47 Fatalities

13 Jun
2013

Geismar

Petrochemicals
2 Fatalities

17 Apr
2013

West

Warehousing
15 Fatalities

06 Aug
2012

Richmond

Oil Refining
26 Injuries

11 Mar
2011

Fukushima Daiichi

Nuclear Power
13 Injuries

11 Mar
2011

Chiba

Oil Refining
6 Injuries

20 Apr
2010

Macondo
(Deepwater Horizon)

Offshore Oil & Gas
11 Fatalities

02 Apr
2010

Anacortes

Oil Refining
7 Fatalities

2000’s

23 Oct
2009

Bayamón

Tank Storage
3 Injuries

28 Apr
2008

Cork

Life Sciences
1 Fatality

07 Feb
2008

Port Wentworth

Food & Drink
14 Fatalities

10 Nov
2007

Dallman

Power Generation
Minor Temporary

16 Feb
2007

McKee

Oil Refining
4 Injuries

11 Dec
2005

Buncefield

Tank Storage
43 Injuries

05 Nov
2005

Delaware City

Oil Refining
2 Fatalities

27 Jul
2005

Mumbai High North

Offshore Oil & Gas
22 Fatalities

23 Mar
2005

Texas City

Oil Refining
15 Fatalities

19 Jan
2004

Skikda

LNG
27 Fatalities

11 Apr
2003

Louisville

Food & Drink
1 Fatality

29 Jan
2003

Kinston

Life Sciences
6 Fatalities

21 Sep
2001

Toulouse

Chemicals
31 Fatalities

16 Apr
2001

Humber

Oil Refining
5 Injuries

1990’s

17 Aug
1999

Izmit

Oil Refining
Major Temporary

08 Apr
1999

Gannon

Power Generation
3 Fatalities

23 Feb
1999

Avon

Oil Refining
4 Fatalities

25 Sep
1998

Longford

Gas Processing
2 Fatalities

27 Mar
1998

Hahnville

Petrochemicals
1 Fatality

24 Jul
1994

Milford Haven

Oil Refining
26 Injuries

01 Feb
1994

Ellesmere Port

Petrochemicals
18 Injuries

05 Apr
1993

Milwaukee

Water Treatment
69 Fatalities

21 Sep
1992

Castleford

Chemicals
5 Fatalities

04 Jan
1992

Grimsby

Life Sciences
Minor Temporary

03 Sep
1991

Hamlet

Food & Drink
21 Fatalities

1980’s

23 Oct
1989

Pasadena

Petrochemicals
23 Fatalities

24 Mar
1989

Valdez

Shipping
Major Permanent

06 Jul
1988

Camelford
(Lowermoor)

Water Treatment