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Accident: 201635042 - Employee Receives Burns And Inhalation Injury From Ammonia

Accident: 201635042 -- Report ID: 1054191 -- Event Date: 03/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30874251903/21/20055181Pyramid Breweries Inc
On March 21, 2005, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was performing routine preventive maintenance on an ammonia refrigeration system. He intended to drain oil from the system, but due to confusion, he attached his ratchet wrench to an ammonia fitting. The escaping ammonia caused chemical burns to Employee #1's right hand and forearm, and his lungs were irritated. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: lung, ammonia, venting, inhalation, refrigerant, chemical burn, hand tool, refrigerator, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308742519 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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