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Accident: 101672.015 - Employee Sustains Respiratory Distress From Exposure To Clea

Accident: 101672.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 12/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284504.01512/19/2017Rockyard Brewing Company Llc
At 12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2017, an employee and two co-workers were preparing food for a restaurant. Another co-worker, a server, was preparing for the beginning of the lunch shift. The employee and coworkers reported experiencing a dry cough and trouble breathing. The server reported a strong odor of ammonia in the dining area of the restaurant. The employee sought fresh air due to respiratory distress from cleaning chemicals. An hour in fresh air did not alleviate the employee's symptoms. The employee requested transportation to an emergency room. The employee was on a ventilator for two days. The employee sustained respiratory distress from exposure to ammonia-based cleaning chemicals or the from chemicals created by a reaction between ammonia-based chemicals and bleach-based cleaners.
Keywords: respiratory, cleaning, food preparation, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284504.015 20 F Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Waiters and waitresses
2 1284504.015 20 F Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Waiters and waitresses

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