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Accident: 105980.015 - Employee Is Exposed Inhales Anhydrous Ammonia And Needs Trac

Accident: 105980.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 05/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318970.01505/30/2018Harvest Land Co-Op, Inc.
On May 26, 2018, an employee was filling a nurse tank with anhydrous ammonia and noticed a small leak coming from a fill coupling. The employee attempted to tighten the coupling when it popped off and he was exposed to anhydrous ammonia. The employee inhaled the vapors and required a tracheotomy. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: anhydrous ammonia, chemical, inhalation, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1318970.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)

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