Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170006589 - One Employee Dies, One Injured From Ammonia Vapors
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|115173486||01/14/1998||5813||0||Jerry Van Bavel Dba Capitol Tavern|
Abstract: Employees #1 and #2, who were regular customers of a tavern, were told by the owner that if they cleaned out his basement, they could keep anything they salvaged. They were dismantling an old compressor when a piece of it fell and knocked the valve off an old tank that still contained ammonia. Both employees inhaled ammonia vapors that were released from the tank. Employee #1 managed to escape from the basement; he was hospitalized. Employee #2 was overcome by the vapors before he could escape and was killed.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||115173486||Hospitalized injury||Burn(Chemical)||Occupation not reported|
|2||115173486||Fatality||Asphyxia||Occupation not reported|