BASF Ludwigshafen Fire and its Lessons for NPC Managers
BASF Ludwigshafen Fire and its Lessons for NPC Managers: According to the latest BASF news release; On Monday, October 17, 2016, there was an explosion and subsequent fires at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen. This event inherently was not a good news to be broadcasted at once. However the Oct. 27th 2016 press release of BASF has some lessons for the Iranian PC and NPC managers.
The Oct. 27th, 2016 of BASF PR shows the sympathy of Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF at a press conference in Ludwigshafen, Germany. This press release says:
Update: Fire at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen
On Monday, October 17, 2016, there was an explosion and subsequent fires at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen. “We mourn two colleagues from the fire department and the seaman who died in the fire. Our deepest sympathy is with their families and friends. Many people were injured, some of them severely. Our thoughts are with them and their families and friends. We hope that they are on the way to recovery,” said Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF at a press conference in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
The following information is currently known about the accident:
Victims: Two employees of the BASF fire department and an employee of a tanker which was anchored in the harbor died in the accident. Eight people were seriously injured, 22 others were slightly injured. One of the seriously injured has been released from the hospital.
Course of events: The course of events is still being investigated by the public prosecutor’s office of Frankenthal. The incident site is still locked. A few days prior to the accident, a specialized pipeline construction company began to conduct assembly works on a deflated and secured ethylene pipeline route. The aim of the assembly works was to exchange several parts of the pipeline as a preventive maintenance measure. On October 17, a fire started at 11:30 a.m. near the assembly works. Forces of the BASF fire department, emergency service and environment protection arrived a few minutes later at the incident area and immediately started emergency operations. During the initiation of emergency operations an explosion, most likely at the ethylene pipeline, occurred. The explosion led to subsequent fires at various points along the pipeline trench, damaging further product and supply pipelines. Additional emergency forces immediately began rescue measures as well as extinguishing and cooling measures. “The emergency forces operated in an extreme situation. Their effort cannot be expressed in words,” said Margret Suckale, Member of the Board and Site Director of Ludwigshafen.
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The readers of this Portal may have read about 11 several fires which have happened at different Iranian PC complexes only at this Iranian calendar year (starting March 21st, 2016). However, since facing with several death tolls and many casualties at these events, almost all Iranian PC managers, including the NPC Managing Director (Mrs. Marzieh Shahdaei) have ever been silent without issuing any announcement in favour of the victims and their families, or act-less in organizing a press conference, the PIME Portal decided to issue a critique in this regard after reading the PR of the BASF.
Those readers who have the possibility to read or to translate the critique of the PIMI Portal’s Publisher (Mr. A. A. Saatnia) are invited to read this critical news at: This Source