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Accident: 14566871 - Exposed To Ammonia From Leaking Refrigeration Unit

Accident: 14566871 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/24/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1513584105/30/19845148C B Marchant Co Inc
THREE EMPLOYEES (PRODUCE PROCESSORS) WERE SHREDDING LETTUCE AND PEELING ONIONS NEAR THE FREEZER/COOLER AREA OF THE PLANT. AN AMMONIA LEAK ORIGINATING IN THE PRODUCE REFRIGERATION UNIT FORCED THE WORKERS TO LEAVE THE AREA. ALL THREE EMPLOYEES COMPLAINED OF A BURNING SENSATION IN THEIR CHEST. THEY WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EVAUALATION. ALL THREE WERE RELEASED AND TOLD TO REPORT BACK TO WORK.
Keywords: chest, respiratory, lung, ammonia, air contamination
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15135841 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
2 15135841 Non Hospitalized injury Other Stock handlers and baggers
3 15135841 Non Hospitalized injury Other Stock handlers and baggers

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