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Accident: 200031334 - Employee Died After Inhaling Amonia From Heat Exchanger

Accident: 200031334 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 11/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30409100211/16/20012038Baja Foods, Llc
On November 10, 2001, Employee #1 was working with a heat exchanger when ammonia was released from a piece of the equipment. Employee #1 inhaled the fumes which affected his lungs. Employee #1 was taken to Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he died five days later.
Keywords: lung, maintenance, ammonia, inhalation, heat exchanger, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304091002 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Machinery maintenance occupations

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