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:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose 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: equipment failure, ammonia, high pressure, reactor, flying object, inhalation, toxic fumes, rupture, struck by, pressure vessel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
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