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Accident: 200514610 - Three Employees Are Exposed To Ammonia Release

Accident: 200514610 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 01/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31176507701/18/20082011Jbs Swift & Company
On January 15, 2008, Employees #1 through #3, located in a workroom of Jbs Swift & Company, were exposed to anhydrous ammonia. Eighty (80) pounds of anhydrous ammonia, used to operate an Evapco evaporative cooler (hog cooler), leaked from a ruptured drain. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: leak, lung, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, equipment failure, rupture, anhydrous ammonia, air contamination, chemical burn, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311765077 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Butchers and meat cutters
2 311765077 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Butchers and meat cutters
3 311765077 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Butchers and meat cutters

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