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Accident: 14312086 - Five Employees Injured When Reactor Explodes

Accident: 14312086 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 05/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1777936405/14/19867363Ogdon Allied Services Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1777937205/13/19862821B. F. Goodrich Chemical Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1777936405/14/19867363Ogdon Allied Services Corporation
At approximately 12:55 p.m. on May 13, 1986, Employees #1, #2, and #3 of B. F. Goodrich and Employees #4 and #5 of Ogdor Allied Services Corporation, an on-site contractor, were in the vicinity when .a polyvinyl chloride reactor, which had been changed and set up to start the reaction, released a massive amount of vinyl chloride through a manway. The manway came loose and struck the overhead piping and structural beams, resulting in an explosion and fire that injured Employees #1 through #5. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were sent to the hospital: Employee #1 was admitted and treated for burns; Employee #2 was treated for burns and heat exhaustion; and Employee #3 was treated for burns. Employees #4 and #5 were treated for bruises and sprains.
Keywords: explosion, heat exhaustion, polyvinyl chloride, contusion, burn, reactor, fire, accidental discharge, sprain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17779364 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 17779372 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 17779372 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 17779372 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
5 17779364 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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