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Accident: 200810026 - Employee Killed In Compressor Explosion

Accident: 200810026 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 04/01/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12338749004/02/19962911Diamond Shamrock Refining
Employees #1 and coworkers were starting to load the number 2 compressor used for refinery vapors when a liquid slug was introduced into the cylinders. This caused a hydraulic overload of the cylinder resulting in an explosion. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: burn, compressor, overloaded, hydraulic cylinder, explosion, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123387490 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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