Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 115014.015 - One Employee Is Killed And Two Others Are Injured In Explosi

Accident: 115014.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 04/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397275.01504/26/2019Mesa Mechanical Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396018.01504/25/2019T.P.I.S. Industrial Services, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396041.01504/25/2019Day & Zimmermann
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397275.01504/26/2019Mesa Mechanical Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1390220.01504/03/2019Kmco, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396018.01504/25/2019T.P.I.S. Industrial Services, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396041.01504/25/2019Day & Zimmermann
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396018.01504/25/2019T.P.I.S. Industrial Services, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1390220.01504/03/2019Kmco, Llc
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on April 2, 2019, the housing of a three-inch Y-strainer of an isobutylene line that fed into reactor K8 ruptured and isobutylene was released, forming a vapor cloud. Three employees responded to mitigate the isobutylene vapor in the reactor area. As Employee #1 was at an old control room area and Employee #2 was approaching a tank farm area away from reactors K8 and K9, Employee #3 activated the fire water monitor located next to the hot oil area on the West side of the main control room. Shortly after 10:50 a.m., the isobutylene vapor cloud ignited, causing an explosion. Fire spread to a dry storage area. Employee #1 suffered injuries that affected his upper extremity and brachial artery on his right side, killing him. Employees #2 and #3 sustained thermal burns, which they were hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: reactor, explosion, fire, chemical vapor, burn, chemical reaction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397275.015 27 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Operations & systems researchers and analysts
2 1397275.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Operations & systems researchers and analysts
3 1396018.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Operations & systems researchers and analysts
4 1396041.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)
5 1396041.015 27 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Operations & systems researchers and analysts
6 1397275.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)
7 1390220.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Operations & systems researchers and analysts
8 1396018.015 27 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Operations & systems researchers and analysts
9 1396041.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Operations & systems researchers and analysts
10 1396018.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)
11 1390220.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)
12 1390220.015 27 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Operations & systems researchers and analysts

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close