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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91097
State Police #06-06194
Accident Date2006-10-04
Report Date 2006-10-10
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Hydrofluoric Acid2h 0m491-X-9E/FNONONO20.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A leak developed on the channel head of the heat exchanger while it was being taken out of service for maintenance.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

An operator was working nearby when the leak occurred. The operator went through HF decontamination on the unit and then complained of eye discomfort. The operator was initailly treated onsite the transferred to West Jeff hospital.