Process Safety Events is a relational database and online resource to help duty-holders Learn from previous Process Industry (and other relevant) Incidents and take appropriate corrective & preventive Action to avoid similar events in the future based on positive and negative experiences of similar processes and plants.

Curating the PAST | Collating the PRESENT | Connecting the FUTURE
Artwork © Rachael Cowin

Accidents, with a few exceptions, are not caused by lack of knowledge, but by a failure to use the knowledge that is available

Trevor KLETZ





Historical Accidents (unplanned events) and near-misses are curated from a variety of technical and media sources and are presented both chronologically and geographically to highlight the diversity of time & place when & where incidents have occurred.

Accident Anniversaries

To ensure previous events are not forgotten or dismissed, an incident summary will appear on this page as a reminder of what happened ‘On this Day in History‘.

The incident will be posted on the following social media platforms (@majoraccidents) to provide a continuous timeline of incidents that can be revisited on demand.

To provide context and help focus learning & action, relevant Media (including social media posts, incident videos, podcasts and bulletins) and planned Events (including online training and physical meetings) will be linked to each Incident.

Featured Events

Specific events are highlighted to increase their visibility and prominence – for example:

All current and future events will also be publicized via separate social media platforms (@processevents) to avoid breaking the continuity of the incident timeline:

The Help page explains the event components and the taxonomy used to categorize events and further information on this initiative is available on the About page.

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