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Accident: 14391726 - Two Employees Killed And Five Injured In Refinery Explosion

Accident: 14391726 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10142779703/04/19912911St. Joe Brick Works, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11041688003/04/19912911Citgo Petroleum Corporation-Lcmc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11041683103/04/19911629International Maintenace Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11041688003/04/19912911Citgo Petroleum Corporation-Lcmc
Employees #1 through #7 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 and #2 and injuring Employees #3 through #7.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, fire, explosion, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101427797 Occupation Not Listed
2 110416880 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 110416880 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 110416831 Occupation Not Listed
5 110416880 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
6 110416880 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
7 110416880 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
8 110416880 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
9 110416880 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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