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Accident: 170577134 - Employee Suffers Chemical Burns In Anhydrous Ammonia Release

Accident: 170577134 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/13/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10609913806/14/19942086Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Inc.
Employee #1, a mechanic, drained oil from the accumulator portion of a chiller by turning a globe valve a quarter of a turn. Ammonia blew from the system; Employee #1 was exposed to anhydrous ammonia and suffered chemical burns.
Keywords: work rules, mechanic, anhydrous ammonia, valve, chemical burn, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106099138 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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