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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126868
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State Police #10-05786
Accident Date2010-10-04
Report Date 2010-10-11
Follow-up Date 2010-12-10
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Hydrogen Sulfide3d 12hsaturated gas line to saturated amine contactorNONONO732.0 pounds
Compressed Flammable Gas3d 12hsaturated gas line to saturated amine contactorNONOYES4,263.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

WORKER DIED 10/6--"cause of death under investigation" "saturated gas line to the saturated amine contractor started leaking sour gas to the atmosphere through a previously installed clamp" which had been installed 9/22/10.

Discharge Preventable - No

"still investigating the root cause of the release"

Notes/Remedial Actions

area barricaded off, work stopped & personnel moved to safe area, respiratory protection for workers in immediate vicinity, internal & external monitoring, clamp on leak repaired/isolated, will have to flare intermittently until line can be completely replaced. "No chronic or acute health risks are anticipated to have occurred off-site or beyond immediate proximity of release point."