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|Accident #||120283, 120356|
|State Police #||094181, 094225|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfuric Acid||2 hours 30 minutes||Pipe to Alkylation unit||NO||NO||NO||230.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As:
An operator discovered a leak from the fresh acid pipeline that feeds the alkylation unit. During the repair attempt residual material leaked out of the pipe and came into contact with two workers. One worker received acid burns on the neck and was treated on-site by the company nurse. the other worker received burns on the neck and face and had to be treated at Baton Rouge General Hospital.
No information was given in the follow up report.
Unit was shut down. After the leak of residual material, the system was purged with nitrogen, and then gravity drained to a tote tank.