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Accident: 14213078 - 21 Employees Injured By Exposure To Anhydrous Ammonia

Accident: 14213078 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10321231201/30/19912066E. J. Brach Corporation
AS WORKERS WERE REMOVING A SAFETY RELIEF VALVE FROM AN ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RECEIVER, THE TURN VALVE FAILED, RELEASING 4,000 POUNDS OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. THE SAFETY RELIEF VALVE WAS FOUND TO 32 YEARS OLD. THE TURN VALVE WAS APPROXIMATELY 65 YEARS OLD. 21 EMPLOYEES WERE AFFECTED; 6 WERE HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: respiratory, maintenance, work rules, inhalation, anhydrous ammonia, valve, gas leak
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 103212312 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 103212312 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 103212312 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 103212312 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 103212312 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 103212312 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
19 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
21 103212312 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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