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Accident: 201703576 - Employees Are Hospitalized When Ammonia Line Leaks

Accident: 201703576 -- Report ID: 1054195 -- Event Date: 05/15/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31592664205/16/20125142Conagra Foods Lamb Weston Inc
On May 15, 2012, Vibration in a fan motor from incomplete ice removal caused a 1 in. liquid ammonia line to crack releasing ammonia gas to work areas in the potato packing area. Seven employees inhaled ammonia gas. All employees were evacuated; some employees were treated on site. Seven employees were transported to an area hospital, where they were treated and released.
Keywords: leak, fan, ammonia, inhalation, vibrations, evacuation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315926642 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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