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Accident: 202517306 - Irrigation Systems Employee Is Overcome By Ammonia Vapors

Accident: 202517306 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/02/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31055208806/18/20084971Oakdale Irrigation District
On April 4, 2008, Employee #1, working for the Oakdale Irrigation District, was performing routine checks on irrigation systems. A farmer was illegally using the irrigation box to mix in anhydrous ammonia. The hose leading from the tank to the concrete box was leaking ammonia, and the irrigation employee breathed in the vapors. Employee #1 taken to the emergency room and was hospitalized.
Keywords: vapor, ammonia, anhydrous ammonia, irrigation equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310552088 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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