Exxon Company, U.S.A. Big Escambia Creek Gas Plant - Accident History

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Accident on 1996-02-04 23:00:00

Industry (NAICS):Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Duration of Release:00:05:00

Release Event

Gas Release?n
Liquid Spill/Evaporation?n

Release Source

Storage Vessel:n
Process Vessel:n
Transfer Hose:n
Other Release Source:recompressor cylinder

Weather Conditions at the Time of Event

Wind: 13 Miles an Hour blowing North at 30 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:0
Public Responder Injuries:0
Public Injuries:0
On-site Property Damage ($):175000

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:Equipment failure

Contributing Factors

Equipment failure:n
Human error:n
Improper procedures:y
Upset condition:n
By-pass condition:n
Maintenance activity/inactivity:n
Process design failure:n
Unsuitable equipment:n
Unusual weather condition:y
Managment error:n
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:n
Revised maintenance:n
Revised training:n
Revised operating procedures:y
New process controls:n
New mitigation systems:n
Revised emergency response plan:n
Changed process:y
Reduced inventory:n
Other changes introduced:Removed equipment from service

Confidention Business Information

CBI claimed?n

Chemicals in Accident History

0% of 80 lbs. of the Flammable Chemical "Propane", CAS: 74-98-6.

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