Crude Oil Lac-Mégantic derailment, July 2013; Casselton, North Dakota

We can learn a lot by examining what went wrong in chemical/industrial accidents. The assignment is to research your assigned accident from the list below and to prepare a three-fivepage report (1.5 line space, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins). Your report should provide the following information:

  • a bit of background information on the company involved
  • the location of the accident
  • the facts surrounding the accident (who, what, where, when, why and how), Be very specific on the probable cause of the accident and reasons for number of injuries/fatalities, ie. Reactions involved? Safety system failure? Operator error? Engineering design flaws? Corrosion of materials?
  • the effects of the accident (human and financial)
  • some pictures if you can find them
  • findings of whatever investigative bodies reviewed the accident
  • what was learned from the accident (how can an event such as this be prevented in the future?)
    1. What specific changes in design, control, operation, training and/or regulation do you recommend based on your findings?

 

Topic isCrude Oil Lac-Mégantic derailment, July 2013; Casselton, North Dakota

 

Background

                Employer

                Product

The accident description

Cost + design + operation flow

What have we done to prevent it from happening?

 

Who

What

When

Where

Why

How:

 

 

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2013/r13d0054/r13d0054-r-es.pdf