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Accident: 202317442 - Employees Injured In Anhydrous Ammonia Release

Accident: 202317442 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 12/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30498608612/18/20012037Citrosuco North America, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30505705112/19/20012037Citrus Force Staffing, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30513606101/17/20027359Fmc Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30498608612/18/20012037Citrosuco North America, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30505705112/19/20012037Citrus Force Staffing, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30498608612/18/20012037Citrosuco North America, Inc.
At approximately 8:55 p.m. on December 17, 2001, there was an uncontrolled release of anhydrous ammonia from the Chiller to the Feldmeir Pasteurizer at the concrete plant. The release trapped three employees in the Quality Control Lab which was adjacent to the Chiller. A total of 11 employees were medically treated with six hospitalized and five treated and released.
Keywords: ammonia, chemical burn, concrete, burn, anhydrous ammonia, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304986086 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks
2 304986086 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Technicians, n.e.c.
3 305057051 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Graders and sorters, agricultural products
4 305136061 Occupation not reported
5 304986086 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Technicians, n.e.c.
6 305057051 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Graders and sorters, agricultural products
7 304986086 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Mixing and blending machine operators

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