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Accident: 14391049 - One Employee Killed, Eleven Injured In Refinery Fire

Accident: 14391049 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163408703/25/19871731Lake Charles Electric Co. Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163407903/21/19871629Project Construction Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163409503/25/19871799Parkem Industrial Services, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163407903/21/19871629Project Construction Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163412903/21/19872911St. Joe Brick Works, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163408703/25/19871731Lake Charles Electric Co. Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163407903/21/19871629Project Construction Corporation
Employees #1 through #12, who worked for several contractors, were engaged in a maintenance turnaround in a coker unit of an oil refinery while an adjacent gasoline processing unit was still in operation. A process upset caused the console operator to direct the outside operator to block the gasoline from going to the reformers and to direct it to a slop tank system. The slop tank system was supposed to have been blinded off, but approximately 50 to 60 gallons of gasoline were dumped into the welding and burning unit, either through an open line or through the sewer system. A fire resulted, which lasted approximately 20 minutes. Employee #1 was killed; Employees #2, #3, #9, and #12 were critically burned; and Employees #4 through #8, #10, and #11 were injured.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, work rules, gasoline, maintenance, construction, welding, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101634087 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 101634079 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
4 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 101634079 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
7 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
8 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
9 101634079 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
10 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
11 101634079 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
12 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
13 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
14 101634079 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
15 101634095 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
16 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
17 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
18 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
19 101634129 Occupation Not Listed
20 101634087 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
21 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
22 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
23 101634079 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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