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ExxonMobil Refinery Chemical Release and Fire
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Incident Occurred On: 11/22/2016
Incident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion

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Incident Description
On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release occurred in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which resulted in four serious injuries to workers and injured two others. The incident occurred during minor maintenance on a flammable isobutane line which failed, releasing isobutane into the unit which ignited.
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