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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102281292 - Arcadian Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 102281292Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 07/29/1992

Arcadian Corporation
I-10 West
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2873/Nitrogenous Fertilizers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/01/1992
Close Case:11/11/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14395982Event: 07/28/1992Employees Injured In Rupture Of Urea Synthesis Autoclave
The failure of a high pressure urea synthesis reactor (R-2) at a urea unit caused a rupture of an autoclave approximately 6 ft in diameter by 80 ft high. Employees #1 through #6 were exposed to flying debris and ammonia gas. Employees #1, #2, and #4 required hospitalization.
Keywords: ammonia, inhalation, equipment failure, toxic fumes, reactor, pressure vessel, rupture, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102281292 Occupation Not Listed

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