Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170628838 - Employees Exposed To Chlorine Gas From Water Chiller

Accident: 170628838 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/23/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12032696205/30/19952015Foster Farms
Employees of Foster Farms noticed a chlorine odor in the water chiller area and evacuated the plant. Employees working near the 20 ft by 50 ft by 3 ft water chiller were exposed to chlorine gas in an unknown concentration. A feed valve of the chlorine system malfunctioned, releasing a higher than normal amount of chlorine gas into the chilled water. Water concentration levels went from a 25-to-28 ppm range to 35 ppm, according to the plant engineer. No employees were admitted to the hospital, but all were given the option to undergo a medical exam. Nine of the plant's 300 employees were taken to emergency rooms. They were released.
Keywords: cleaning, chlorine, air contamination, valve, overexposure, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
2 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
3 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
4 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
5 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
6 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
7 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
8 120326962 Non Hospitalized injury Other Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close