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Accident: 14347884 - Employee Killed By Overexposure To Hydrogen Sulfide

Accident: 14347884 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10123001901/20/19882911Hunt Refining Company, A Corporation
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on January 19, 1988, Employee #1, a coker operator, was making inspection rounds in the refinery coker area. Evidently the employee was exposed to a high level of hydrogen sulfide when a coker stabilizer reflux pump seal failed. Employee #1 was found face down 15 feet from a pump that had a blown seal. He was taken by ambulance to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide, equipment failure, seal, overexposure, pump, accidental discharge, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101230019 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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