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Accident: 514042 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Chemical Explosion/Fire

Accident: 514042 -- Report ID: 0931400 -- Event Date: 07/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10237787607/15/19888711Cal Cat Chem
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10237780107/15/19882911Mobil Oil Corporation

A company used chemicals to remove oil and water from sludge (sour water) at a refinery. An explosion and a chemical fire resulted. Employee #1 was killed. Employees #2 and #3 were hospitalized with burns.

Keywords: cleaning, explosion, chemical burn, combustible liquid, flammable liquid, fire, chemical reaction, refinery, chemical

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102377876 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 102377876 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 102377876 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 102377801 Occupation Not Listed

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