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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1487568.015 - Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Inspection Nr: 1487568.015
Report ID: 0950673
Open Date: 08/12/2020

Site Address:
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
400 South M Street
Tulare, CA 93274

Mailing Address:
400 South M Street, Tulare, CA 93274

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311512/Creamery Butter Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/16/2020

Emphasis: N:Chemnep, S:Chemnh3

Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1641204
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $41,060 $0 $0 $935 $0 $41,995
Current Penalty $41,060 $0 $0 $935 $0 $41,995
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128763.015
Event: 08/02/2020
Employee Is Injured When Exposed To Chlorine Gas

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487568.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
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