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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Molten Sulfur

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

Sulfur block, Sulfur Truck Loading
Cause: Truck driver overloaded a sulfur truck, then attempted to offload the excess amount before transport; removed cap to connect hose without first ensuring that the offloading valve was closed. Molten sulfur spilled into the impervious sulfur block containment loading-areavand splashed on his PPE (personal protective equipment) suit and went down his boot, giving a 2" 2nd degree burn on his foot and ankle. No RQ's exceeded.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Driver given medical attention on-site, then sent to Our Lady of the Lake hospital, treated & released. Spill cleaned from containment area.
1,800.0 pounds