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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201632049 - Seven Employees Exposed To Leaking Freon Gas

Accident: 201632049 -- Report ID: 1054191 -- Event Date: 08/05/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461568508/07/20017381Valor Security Services Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461748308/27/20011711Portland Mechanical Contractors Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461568508/07/20017381Valor Security Services Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461570108/07/20017999Ice Chalets Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461568508/07/20017381Valor Security Services Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461593308/07/20016512Clackamas Associates Limited Partnership
On August 5, 2001, during routine ice rink maintenance, the blade of the Zamboni ice making machine hit a refrigeration pipe, laid right below the surface of the ice, on north side of the rink. It ruptured the pipe and caused the release of the pressurized Freon 22 into the air above the "Ice Chalet" skating rink at Clackamas Town Center. Security personnel from Valor Security Service Company got involved in the evacuation of the building and seven guards got exposed to Freon gas. They were then sent to Sunnyside Kaiser Hospital for the evaluation of their symptoms, which included coughing, shortness of breath and light-headedness. The seven Security Officers were released from the hospital a couple hours later and none of them were admitted to the hospital.
Keywords: leak, security guard, freon, cough
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304615685 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
2 304617483 Occupation not reported
3 304615685 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
4 304615701 Occupation not reported
5 304615685 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
6 304615685 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
7 304615933 Occupation not reported

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