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Accident: 14391718 - Four Employees Killed And One Injured In Refinery Explosion

Accident: 14391718 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10142747403/04/19911629International Maintenace Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11041683103/04/19911629International Maintenace Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11041688003/04/19912911Citgo Petroleum Corporation-Lcmc
Employees #1 through #5 were working at the Citgo Petroleum Corporation refinery in Lake Charles, LA. The "A" catalytic cracking unit had recently undergone a seven-week turnaround. On March 3, 1991, the unit was being brought back on line and the oil feed was started at approximately 2:00 p.m. An explosion and fire occurred at approximately 11:10 p.m., killing Employees #1 through #4 and injuring Employee #5.
Keywords: explosion, burn, maintenance, fire, construction, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101427474 Occupation Not Listed
2 110416831 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 110416831 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 110416831 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
5 110416831 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
6 110416831 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
7 110416880 Occupation Not Listed

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