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Accident: 46526.015 - Vessel Ruptures And Kills Employee, Injures Eight Others

Accident: 46526.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
912440.01506/14/2013Cf Industries Nitrogen, Llc
At 6:15 p.m. on June 14, 2013, employees were involved in activities to swap nit rogen supplying equipment. Operators were operating valves and swapping hoses t o switch from the nitrogen manifold that was in service to another system. At t he time of the incident, nitrogen was being converted from liquid to gas in a pu mper unit and transferred through the manifold to the 105D reactor of the Ammoni a 3 Unit to supply an inert atmosphere. A portable manifold used to transfer ni trogen ruptured and came apart, striking workers in the area and causing injurie s. One employee was killed from blunt force trauma to face and body with multipl e lacerations and broken bones. Eight other employees were injured and sustained unspecified injuries.
Keywords: air pressure, chemical, compressed gas, pressure piping, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 912440.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians
2 912440.015 56 M Fatality Chemical technicians
3 912440.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians
4 912440.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians
5 912440.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians

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