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Accident: 170171730 - Employee Causes Ammonia Release From Refrigeration System

Accident: 170171730 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198701208/13/19917349Ito Cariani Sausage Co., Inc.
Employee #1, of Ito-Ham USA Corp., was summoned to a plant by the refrigeration alarm system. The refrigeration system had shut down. Employee #1 removed a fitting on a line that was temporarily discharged. Apparently, the fitting removed was a small close nipple. When the breached line was charged, ammonia began leaking from the fitting. No serious injuries occurred.
Keywords: leak, vapor, ammonia, chemical vapor, gas fitting, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111987012 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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