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Inspection: 1487568.015 - Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: &Nbsp;
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
400 South M Street
Tulare, CA 93274
400 South M Street, Tulare, CA 93274
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 311512/Creamery Butter Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/16/2020
Emphasis: N:Chemnep, S:Chemnh3
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||3321(A)||11/16/2020||$560||$560||$0||11/25/2020||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Other||5164(A)||11/16/2020||12/21/2020||$375||$375||$0||11/25/2020||C - Contested|
|3.||02001||Serious||3310(B)||11/16/2020||11/30/2020||$5,060||$5,060||$0||11/25/2020||C - Contested|
|4.||03001||Serious||5141(A)||11/16/2020||11/30/2020||$18,000||$18,000||$0||11/25/2020||C - Contested|
|5.||04001||Serious||5194(H)(1)||11/16/2020||$18,000||$18,000||$0||11/25/2020||C - Contested|
At 9:00 a.m. on August 2, 2020, an employee was cleaning Butter Printers 11 and 12 using a clean-in-place sanitation system. A coworker had connected chemical s upply tanks to the incorrect lines causing incompatible chemicals to be introduc ed into system. When the employee began the cleaning, chemicals were pumped into the mix tank and a chemical reaction occurred releasing chlorine gas exposing h im and coworkers in the surrounding areas. Coworkers were evacuated from the are a and the employee suffered acute exposure to chlorine gas and was hospitalized to treat acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, chemical pneumonitis, pneumonia, a nd pleuritic chest pain.
Keywords:chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chest pain, chlorine, cleaning, cleaning fluid, gas, inhalation, respiratory
|1||1487568.015||Hospitalized injury||Occupation Not Listed|