Another Oil Refinery Explosion !!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
03/05 11:53 *FIVE HURT IN THURS. BLAST AT EQUILON ANACORTES, WASH. REFINERY -
LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Reuters) - Five people were hurt when an explosion rocked an oil refinery in Anacortes, Wash. owned by Equilon Enterprises LLC, a local fire official said on Friday.
There were no fatalities in the blast, which hit at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 p.m. EST) on Thursday, said Rick Auston, Assistant Chief of the Anacortes Fire Department.
-- Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 1999
Additional followup .... unit, which was already down for scheduled maintenance, said refinery spokesman
03/05 13:45 *EQUILON SAYS ANACORTES, WASH., REFINERY INCIDENT INVOLVED POLYMERIZATION UNIT
LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Reuters) - An accident at Equilon Enterprise LLC's refinery in Anacortes, Wash., which injured five workers, affected the facility's polymerization unit, a company spokesman said on Friday.
The incident involved a "rapid steam release" at the unit, which was already down for scheduled maintenance, said refinery spokesman Lee Reagin.
-- Ray (email@example.com), March 05, 1999.
Our NA here (net admin) has a cousin working in a chemical refinery in Corpus Christi whose embedded systems policy is fix-on-failure.
Enough explosion coverage, coupled with rising Y2K employee awareness at the plants, and we could see considerable sickouts circa the rollover. Sure, they can cancel your vacation....
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org_three_more_hours), March 05, 1999.