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Accident: 14515274 - Employee Killed In Fire After Furnace Pipe Ruptures

Accident: 14515274 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 12/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10009729412/16/19852911Standard Oil Of Ohio
Employee #1 was insulating the flow meter atop a stabilizer reboiler furnace. A 6-in.-diameter pipe inside the furnace carrying heavy gas oil ruptured, starting a fire. Employee #1 was killed instantly. The pressure in the pipe was 150 psi and the mixture was at 600 degrees F.
Keywords: burn, furnace, maintenance, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, rupture, high pressure, pipe, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100097294 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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