CSB Investigation of Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date:
May 1, 2013
- Skill Level:
On August 6, 2012 a hydrocarbon fire occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the crude unit of the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, California. Approximately 20 workers were present when an 8" line ruptured and engulfed the employees in a vapor cloud. Five employees suffered minor injuries and over 15,000 people from the surrounding communities went to the hospital as a result of the incident. This presentation will provide an update on the status of the investigation and lessons learned to date.