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Accident: 108981.015 - Employees Is Injured By Ammonia Exposure From Broken Line

Accident: 108981.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 09/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1345122.01509/05/2018Tyson Foods Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on September 04, 2018, a group of employees were working on a beef processing station. Employee #1 was replacing a defective ammonia pressure gauge for a hot gas ammonia line when he broke off the gauge and associated valve releasing ammonia into the area and cut/fab floor below. The plant was evacuated and 14 employees were treated and released for ammonia exposure and one employee was hospitalized overnight. It was calculated that approximately 61 lbs. of ammonia leaked during a 22 minute period.
Keywords: ammonia, inhalation, gas leak
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1345122.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Other

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