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  • Published: 14 Sep 2020

Texas City - Could this happen again?

Texas City Asset image
Texas City Asset image

Cause & Consequence

  • Fire or explosion
  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid

Description of Incident

This Safety Moment is based on the US Chemical Safety Board (USCSB) animated film of the BP Texas City Refinery explosion which occurred 23rd of March 2005.

We have identified some of the key short comings that lead to this incident occurring using the Step Change in Safety 7 C’s. When watching the video please consider which of the 7’cs contributed to the incident. There is a short practical exercise to identify the 7C’s to follow the video.

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