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Accident: 200981207 - Four Employees Are Burned During Chemical Flash Fire

Accident: 200981207 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 05/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31451099105/08/20122911Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company
On May 8, 2012, four refinery workers were in the middle of a chemical tank draining process. A mixture of alkali and butane was being drained from a tank into a drainage system. The butane came in contact with an ignition source and ignited, creating a flash fire. The four employees were hospitalized with burns.
Keywords: burn, butane, flammable vapors, fire, tank, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314510991 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 314510991 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 314510991 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 314510991 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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