Cape Canaveral Air Station - Accident History

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Accident on 1998-08-12 07:32:00

Industry (NAICS):Space Research and Technology (92711)
Duration of Release:00:01:00

Release Event

Gas Release?n
Liquid Spill/Evaporation?n

Release Source

Storage Vessel:n
Process Vessel:n
Transfer Hose:n
Other Release Source:explosion, 43 seconds into the flight

Weather Conditions at the Time of Event

Wind: 20 Miles an Hour blowing South West at 78 Degrees Fahrenheit
Atmospheric Stability Class:b
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 ($):0

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:y
Soil Contamination:n
Other Environmental Damage:(no adverse effects to water (Atlantic) were observed

Initiating Event

Initiating Event:Unkown

Contributing Factors

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

Off-site Responders Notified

Off-site Responders Notified?Notified Only

Changes Introduced as a Result of the Accident

Improved or upgraded equipment:n
Revised maintenance:n
Revised training:y
Revised operating procedures:y
New process controls:y
New mitigation systems:n
Revised emergency response plan:n
Changed process:n
Reduced inventory:n
Other changes introduced:Implemented/re-emphasized quality control systems and employee training

Confidention Business Information

CBI claimed?n

Chemicals in Accident History

51% of 74210 lbs. of the Toxic Chemical "Hydrazine", CAS: 302-01-2.
49% of 71290 lbs. of the Toxic Chemical "1,1-Dimethylhydrazine [Hydrazine, 1,1-Dimethyl-]", CAS: 57-14-7.

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