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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102098068 - Moroni Turkey Processing Plant Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Utah


Inspection Nr: 102098068
Report ID: 0854910
Date Opened: 12/11/1986

Site Address:
Moroni Turkey Processing Plant Inc
350 South 300 West
Moroni, UT 84646

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/15/1986

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 09/15/1987

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360112148
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other GEN001402 12/29/1986 02/04/1987 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 709733
Event: 12/08/1986
Employee Burned By Steam From Pressure Vessel

The lid of a pressure cooker was captured by the invented strap and was forced against the lip of the filler neck as the belts lowered and pressed against the center of the lid. The separation between the lid and stress bar increased the sealing pressure. The nut and sleeve should have been in one piece, but material failure occurred at the radius where the sleeve was smaller than the diameter of the hot nut. This failure caused skin stress to be concentrated on the form threads of the nut, which stripped, allowing the lid to be lifted 2 to 3 in. The securing bolt and the sleeve were pushed away from the stress bar and byproducts and steam exploded from the cooker. Employee #1 sustained burns and was hospitalized. Coworkers stated that the cookers were never operated at pressures in excess of 90 psi and temperatures of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. At the time of the accident, the cookers were operating at only 50 psi and at a temperature considerably less than 350 degrees Fahrenheit. At 50 psi, there would have been 12,000 lb of pressure against the surface of the lid.

Keywords:burn, cooker, equipment failure, steam, high pressure, pressure release

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102098068 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
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