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Accident: 101091.015 - Flammable Material Leaks From Heat Exchanger, Causes Three-S

Accident: 101091.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 06/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238568.01506/08/2017Renewable Energy Group, Llc
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on June 8, 2017, employees were bringing up a process at a renewable chemical processing plant after a maintenance or process change turnaround. A flammable material leak occurred in Heat Exchanger HX504. The leaking flammable material ignited and caused a three-story processing equipment fire. All employees evacuated the plant and no employees were injured or harmed during the fire. The fire resulted in over a million dollars in damage.
Keywords: fire, heat exchanger, flammable liquid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1238568.015

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