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Accident: 108084.015 - Sixteen Employees Are Exposed To Ammonia Leak

Accident: 108084.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334070.01507/30/2018Birds Eye Foods Llc
At 4:45 a.m. on July 29, 2018, 16 employees were operating vegetable packaging equipment and performing material handling activities at a vegetable processing facility that used ammonia refrigeration. A fan unit for an evaporative condenser unit fell onto the condenser coil due to the structural failure of a motor bracket. While falling, the fan cut into the coils causing ammonia to be released inside, exposing all 16 employees working in this area. All employees were treated, and three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: poisoning, ammonia, gas leak, anhydrous ammonia
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334070.015 99 F Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators
2 1334070.015 99 F Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators
3 1334070.015 99 M Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators

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