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Oil Transfer Accident / Chemistry Support

Klamath Falls, OR | 2018-Aug-02

Initial Notification: On August 2nd, 2018, the NOAA Regional Response Officer was contacted by Oregon State On-Scene Coordinator with regard to an oil transfer accident in Klamath Falls, OR. Upon initiating oil transfer (truck to storage tank) operator was burned by an extremely hot fluid exiting the hose/tank coupling. A brown-yellow vapor was observed exiting the tank. Information on possible chemical reactions causing this scenario is requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Latitude (approximate): 42° 11.88′ North
Longitude (approximate): 121° 46.43′ West