Category Health & Safety

Associated Octel Ltd. 1994 Serious Fire at Chemical Plant

Fire at chemical plant
The serious fire at Associated Octel Ltd has some similarities with The FlixboroughDisaster 1974. These two disasters followed a combination of failures, questioningwhy the lesson had not been learned from Flixborough. The Incident Associated Octel is a chemical manufacturing company…

Entertainment Venues: These Standards can Support Recovery

Entertainment Venues
Many pubs, restaurants, theatres and other entertainment venues have suffered long periods of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing major disruption to their businesses and incomes. As restrictions begin to lift, and venues start to plan a route to recover,…

The Kegworth Air Crash 1989

Kegworth
The Incident On 8th January 1989 a Boeing 737-400 aircraft left Heathrow airport for Belfast with 8 crew members and 118 passengers on board.  About 20 miles from the East Midlands Airport the engine began vibrating and there was a…

Flixborough Chemical Works Explosion

Flixborough Chemical Works Explosion
The Incident Flixborough chemical works  had been managed safely for many years, with no notable accidents, until temporary repairs and modifications to maintain production were carried out after a six foot crack developed in one of the six inline reactors. …

The Hatfield Rail Crash 2000

Hatfield Rail Crash
The Incident On 17th October 2000 a Great North Eastern Railway InterCity 225 train going from London to Leeds derailed at Hatfield station killing 4 people in the restaurant coach and injuring 70, three seriously. Reports concluded that communication was…

The Clapham Junction Train Crash 1988

Welcome to our blog series looking at the causes and consequences of well known disasters. This blog looks at the Clapham Junction Train Crash 1988. The Incident The Clapham Junction Train crash occurred on 12th December 1988 at just after 8am.…