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Inspection: 107607871 - Angus Chemical Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 107607871Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 05/03/1991

Angus Chemical Co.
Hwy 2
Sterlington, LA 71280
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Pob 1325, Sterlington, LA 71280

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/31/1991
Close Case:06/06/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection107607863    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 11 11
Current Violations 11 11
Initial Penalty $280,000 $280,000
Current Penalty $201,000 $201,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Unclass 19100106 B02 VIIB 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Unclass 19100106 B06 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Unclass 19100106 I03 II 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Unclass 19100165 B01 10/31/1991 11/01/1991 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Unclass 19100178 M01 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Unclass 19100307 B 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Unclass 5A0001 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $34,200 $50,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02002 Unclass 5A0001 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $34,200 $50,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02003 Unclass 5A0001 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $34,200 $50,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02004 Unclass 5A0001 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $34,200 $50,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 02005 Unclass 5A0001 10/31/1991 01/01/1992 $34,200 $50,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 772707Event: 05/01/1991Eight Employees Killed In Chemical Plant Explosion
On May 1, 1991, at the IMC Fertilizer, Inc., (IMCF)/Angus Chemical Company plant located in Sterlington, LA, a fire occurred in the area of a waste gas vent compressor (RJ-291) in the nitroparaffins (NP) plant. A few moments after the fire started, a series of explosions destroyed a large section of the NP plant, sending shrapnel north and east of the plant. Large debris weighing up to 150 pounds was hurled almost a mile away. Employees #1 through #8 of IMCF were killed and 42 were injured. In addition, approximately 70 residents of the town were injured and numerous businesses and residences were severely damaged.
Keywords: fire, explosion, compressor, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
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