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Accident: 170158562 - Employees Scalded By Escaping Steam Mist In Coker Drum

Accident: 170158562 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/23/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198996801/24/19921771Jenkin Construction Co Inc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on January 23, 1992, at the Chevron USA, Inc., Refinery in El Segundo, CA, Employees #1 through #9 were in a restricted space between the coker drum and the part of the supporting structure known as the 42 ft deck. The coke within the drum was being cut out of the drum with a water lance. The shot coke contents slumped or partially collapsed, causing the large mass of hot material to suddenly come in contact with water flowing down the chute at the bottom of the drum. A flash of steam and/or an explosion ensued. Employees #1 through #9 were burned by a release of steam and/or flame mixed with coke from the coker unit C drum. Employees #1, #4, and #6 through #9 were hospitalized. The investigation continues.
Keywords: burn, eye, fire, construction, steam, explosion, coke drum, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111989968 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Concrete and terrazzo finishers
2 111989968 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Concrete and terrazzo finishers
3 111989968 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades
4 111989968 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades
5 111989968 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades
6 111989968 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Concrete and terrazzo finishers
7 111989968 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, n.e.c.
8 111989968 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Concrete and terrazzo finishers
9 111989968 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades

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