CONDEA Vista Company - Accident History

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Accident on 1998-10-13 18:20:00

Industry (NAICS):Cyclic Crude and Intermediate Manufacturing (325192)
Duration of Release:00:40:00

Release Event

Gas Release?n
Liquid Spill/Evaporation?n

Release Source

Storage Vessel:n
Process Vessel:y
Transfer Hose:n
Other Release Source:

Weather Conditions at the Time of Event

Wind: 2 Meters a Second blowing North North East at 75 Degrees Fahrenheit
Atmospheric Stability Class:d
Precipitation Present?n
Unknown Weather Conditions?n

On-Site Impacts

Employee or Contractor Deaths:0
Public Responder Deaths:0
Public Deaths:0
Employee or Contractor Injuries:5
Public Responder Injuries:0
Public Injuries:0
On-site Property Damage ($):14400000

Known Off-Site Impacts

Other Medical Treatments:0
Off-site Property Damage ($):0

Environmental Damage

Fish or Animal Kills:n
Tree, Lawn, Shrub, or Crop Damage:n
Water Contamination:n
Soil Contamination:n
Other Environmental Damage:

Initiating Event

Initiating Event:Human error

Contributing Factors

Equipment failure:y
Human error:y
Improper procedures:n
Upset condition:y
By-pass condition:n
Maintenance activity/inactivity:n
Process design failure:n
Unsuitable equipment:n
Unusual weather condition:n
Managment error:y
Other contributing factor:

Off-site Responders Notified

Off-site Responders Notified?Notified and Responded

Changes Introduced as a Result of the Accident

Improved or upgraded equipment:y
Revised maintenance:n
Revised training:y
Revised operating procedures:y
New process controls:y
New mitigation systems:n
Revised emergency response plan:y
Changed process:y
Reduced inventory:n
Other changes introduced:

Confidention Business Information

CBI claimed?n

Chemicals in Accident History

1% of 1800 lbs. of the Toxic Chemical "Hydrochloric Acid (Conc 30% Or Greater)", CAS: 7647-01-0.
10% of 100 lbs. of the Flammable Chemical "Hydrogen", CAS: 1333-74-0.

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