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Main Title EPA chemical accident investigation report : Tosco Avon Refinery, Martinez, California.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. ;Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA 550-R-98-009
Stock Number PB2005-103660
OCLC Number 84833903
Subjects Industrial accidents--Environmental aspects. ; Industrial accidents--California--Case studies.
Additional Subjects Accident investigations ; Chemical plants ; Refineries ; Ocuupational safety and health ; Industrial accidents ; Explosions ; Fires ; Fatality ; Injuries ; Hydrocarbons ; Hydrogen ; US EPA ; Hazardous materials ; Impacts ; Thermcouples ; Environmental impact ; Chemical industry ; Chemical safety ; Emergencies ; Hazards ; Recommendations ; Tosco Avon Refinery ; Martinez(California)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 550-R-98-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2013
ERAD  EPA 550/R-98-009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/23/2007
NTIS  PB2005-103660 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/04/2005
Collation [110] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
On January 21, 1997, an explosion and fire occurred at the Hydrocracker Unit of the Tosco Refinery at Martinez, California, resulting in one death, 46 worker injuries and precautionary sheltering-in-place for the surrounding community. The accident involved the release and autoignition of a mixture of flammable hydrocarbons and hydrogen under high temperature and pressure. EPA undertook an investigation into the causes and underlying circumstances associated with this accident because of its serious consequences (fatality, injuries and offsite concern), the potential for greater impacts, and the opportunity to learn from this accident how similar accidents could be prevented.
Cover title. "EPA 550-R-98-009." "November 1998." Includes bibliographical references.