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Accident: 200523868 - Employee Inhales Anhydrous Ammonia

Accident: 200523868 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/12/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30373951005/17/20012024Wells Dairy, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on May 12, 2001, Employee #1 was replacing a solenoid valve on a hot gas ammonia line and was exposed to anhydrous ammonia. On Monday May 14, 2001, Employee #1 was hospitalized with respiratory distress. Employee #1 was then transferred to another hospital and died on May 15, 2001. The medical examiners autopsy report indicated the probable cause of death as pneumonia and pulmonary edema as a consequence of anhydrous ammonia inhalation.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, gas, anhydrous ammonia, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303739510 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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