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Accident: 201486024 - Refinery Compressor Shut Down Releases Unburned Hydrocarbons

Accident: 201486024 -- Report ID: 0950627 -- Event Date: 08/04/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12033761308/11/20032911Chevron Texaco
On August 9, 2003, the Chevron Refinery had a compressor shut down in the North Isomax unit. This unexpected shutdown of the K600 compressor resulted in flaring of unburned hydrocarbons. Ground monitoring stations registered 0.5 ppm of sulfur dioxide and 200 ppb of hydrogen sulfide. There were no reported injuries or illnesses to employees.
Keywords: compressor, hydrogen sulfide, air contamination, sulfur dioxide, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120337613 Occupation not reported

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