Gaylord Chemical Corp., Bogalusa Plant - Accident History

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Accident on 1995-10-23 15:55:00

Industry (NAICS):All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Duration of Release:36:00:00

Release Event

Gas Release?y
Liquid Spill/Evaporation?y

Release Source

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

Weather Conditions at the Time of Event

Wind: 12 Miles an Hour blowing South South East at 82 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:1
Public Injuries:0
On-site Property Damage ($):32000

Known Off-Site Impacts

Other Medical Treatments:4624
Off-site Property Damage ($):135000

Environmental Damage

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

Initiating Event

Initiating Event:Human error

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:n
Managment error:n
Other contributing factor:Vendor shipping contaminated material

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:y
Revised emergency response plan:y
Changed process:y
Reduced inventory:y
Other changes introduced:1.) Upgraded quality control on N2O4 purchases. 2. Changed to smaller shipping container

Confidention Business Information

CBI claimed?n

Chemicals in Accident History

36.2% of 19666 lbs. of the Toxic Chemical "Nitric Acid (Conc 80% Or Greater)", CAS: 7697-37-2.
49.3% of 26756 lbs. of the Toxic Chemical "Nitrogen Tetroxide", CAS: 10544-72-6.
11.5% of 6246 lbs. of the Toxic Chemical "Nitric Oxide [Nitrogen Oxide (No)]", CAS: 10102-43-9.

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