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Accident: 202520037 - Ammonia Leak Hospitalizes Five Workers

Accident: 202520037 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 01/03/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257667101/04/20102015Foster Farms
On January 3, 2010, a small amount of ammonia was released when a worker drove a forklift into the support frame of an entry door of a freezer. The entryway was equipped with an air curtain above the door. Five workers employed in this area of the distribution center began feeling eye, throat and lung irritation. All were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released for exposure to ammonia.
Keywords: eye, leak, throat, ammonia, nose, gas, collision, industrial truck, freezer compartment, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312576671 Non Hospitalized injury Other Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
2 312576671 Non Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
3 312576671 Non Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
4 312576671 Non Hospitalized injury Other Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
5 312576671 Non Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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