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Accident: 765719 - 3 Employees Injured In Explosion In Oil Refinery

Accident: 765719 -- Report ID: 0931400 -- Event Date: 11/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10237929411/24/19872911Mobil Oil Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10124338411/30/19871629Irwin Industries
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10237929411/24/19872911Mobil Oil Corporation
IGNITION FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE CAUSED AN EXPLOSIVE RUPTURE OF VESSELS OR PIPES CONTAINING PROPANE AND BUTANE PRODUCTS IN THE ALKYLATION UNIT OF A LARGE OIL REFINERY. THE UNIT PRODUCED HIGH OCTANE GASOLINE. THE EXPLOSION WAS FOLLOWED BY A LARGE FIRE WHICH CAUSED MASSIVE DESTRUCTION OF THE THE ALKYLATION UNIT. ONLY EMPLOYEE #2 WAS INJURED TO AN EXTENT THAT REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION.
Keywords: butane, flammable vapors, explosion, propane, hydrofluoric acid, fire, construction, rupture, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102379294 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 101243384 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 102379294 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported

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