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Accident: 202529780 - Employee Is Found Dead Of Apparent Heart Attack

Accident: 202529780 -- Report ID: 0950664 -- Event Date: 10/20/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On October 20, 2009, an employee was found dead in a bathroom prior to the start of his shift. The employee had previous by-pass surgery and a history of heart disease.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart attack, machine operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313639221 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

Accident: 202560363 - Employee Is Exposed To Carbon Monoxide From Forklift, Dies

Accident: 202560363 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/23/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31296681503/24/20092082Flying Dog Brewery Lllp
On March 23, 2009, Employee #1 was operating a propane powered forklift inside of a cooler. Employee #1 passed out behind the wheel of the forklift, while it was still running. The forklift was emitting high levels of carbon monoxide. Employee #1 was unconscious in the cooler for an undetermined amount of time before being discovered by another employee at approximately 12:00 p.m. He was then transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital. Employee #1 was pronounced dead on March 25, 2009.
Keywords: unconsciousness, ind trk operator, industrial truck, propane, poisoning, refrigerator, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312966815 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

Accident: 201751831 - Employee Is Killed After Potential Exposure To Electricity

Accident: 201751831 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 02/02/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31213859702/03/20092082Millercoors, Llc
On February 2, 2009, Employee #1 was working alone, performing maintenance work in an electrical panel which contained 480- and 120-volt electrical components. Employee #1's spouse notified plant security staff that he had not come home. Plant security staff initiated a search at approximately 09:00 p.m. At approximately 09:15 p.m., Employee #1's body was found laying on the floor in the supine position in front of the open 6-2 filler panel on the 4th floor in warehouse Number 3. Plant staff attempted to use an AED and administered CPR to Employee #1. Paramedics arrived at approximately 9:23 p.m., and Employee #1 was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m. Employee #1 was not wearing voltage-rated gloves and had lacerations on both wrists. There was also a label maker inside the panel. On April 13, 2009, the Coroner determined that the cause of death was consistent with acute heart failure due to cardiomyopathy due to hypertensive cardiac disease. The Coroner's report also noted possible exposure to electrical current under "other significant conditions." It was not known if the equipment had been locked out.
Keywords: ppe, heart attack, electrocuted, lockout, cardiac arrest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312138597 Fatality Other Electricians

Accident: 202465811 - Employee Is Run Over By Forklift, Fractures Leg

Accident: 202465811 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019986401/04/20082082Anheuser-Busch, Llc.
At approximately 12:34 a.m. on December 20, 2007, Employee #1, the shift manager in a brewery, was handing out a paycheck to a forklift operator. Employee #1 was walking along the Keg Deck Number N:1 in the single valve keg department, when his leg was crashed by right rear tire of the forklift. Employee #1's leg was fractured and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, warehouse, industrial truck, run over, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310199864 Hospitalized injury Fracture Managers, medicine and health

Accident: 200023299 - Employee Dies From Asthma Attack

Accident: 200023299 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 02/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31069609103/02/20072082Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
On February 28, 2007, Employee #1 was working at a brewery as a packer technician, packing bottles on line Number 35, when she suffered an asthmatic attack and, shortly thereafter, an asthma-induced loss of consciousness. She received oxygen and assistance from the Anheuser-Busch emergency team (ABET), which consists of trained employees, including certified EMTs. Paramedics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, (UMDNJ) responded to the scene and transferred Employee #1 to Trinitas Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. on February 28, 2007. Employee #1 had worked as a packer technician for the past fifteen years and had been an asthmatic for the last ten years. The death certificate from the state of New Jersey's Department of Health and Senior Services indicated that Employee #1 died from natural causes related to status asthmaticus due to bronchial asthma.
Keywords: lung, unconsciousness, mech mat handling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310696091 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

Accident: 202473294 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Metal Shaft

Accident: 202473294 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 01/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718345901/05/20072082Miller Brewing Co.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on January 2, 2007 an employee. he was polishing a shaft that was part of the conveyor system. His main duty was to service and maintain the equipment in the packaging department. The metal shafts were polished using a metal lathe. To polish the shaft, it was secured on the chuck of the lathe and sanding paper was used to abrade against the shaft surface. The employee placed a strip of sanding paper on the shaft and then touched the sanding paper directly over the shaft with his fingers to get the shaft abraded as the shaft was rotating. He was wearing a glove at that time. During that process, the shaft caught his glove, and it pulled his fingers toward the direction of the rotation of the shaft, which resulted finger amputations. His amputated right index, middle and ring fingers were treated at Los Angeles County Hospital, and he was released without hospitalization.
Keywords: amputated, rotating shaft, finger, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307183459 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Specified mechanics and repairers

Accident: 200924637 - Worker Is Killed When Pulled Into Automatic Conveyor System

Accident: 200924637 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 11/02/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31058005511/06/20064212Biagi Bros. Virginia Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 2, 2006, an employee was caught and pulled into a tractor-trailer by pallets moving into the truck from an automated conveyor system. The employee died, and was found at approximately 10:30 p.m. that night
Keywords: mech mat handling, tractor trailer, truck driver, caught by, crushed, truck, conveyor, pallet, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310580055 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy
2 310580048 Occupation not reported

Accident: 200072973 - Employee Is Exposed To Anhydrous Ammonia

Accident: 200072973 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 06/28/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30951811606/28/20062082Miller Breweries East, Inc.
On June 28, 2006, anhydrous ammonia was released from a pressure relief valve on the F3 Kathabar dehumidifier and refrigeration unit. The anhydrous ammonia was piped from the pressure relief valve to the roof where it was released. The anhydrous ammonia collected outside of the building housing the F3 Kathabar unit, in the B & C Fermentation Tank Corridor. Employee #1 was exposed to the anhydrous ammonia when he entered the B & C Fermentation Tank Corridor to check a carbon dioxide sensor. Upon entering the corridor, Employee #1 noticed a strong smell of ammonia and experienced burning and watery eyes and difficult breathing. Employee #1 exited the corridor and was taken to the hospital for observation and minor treatment, but he was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, eye, anhydrous ammonia, respiratory tract, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309518116 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

Accident: 125755173 - Employee Receives Multiple Fractures In Fall From Tower

Accident: 125755173 -- Report ID: 0950627 -- Event Date: 12/13/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12575517312/20/20052082Anheuser Busch, Inc.
On December 13, 2005, Employee #1 was inspecting a cooling tower to assess its spray nozzles. As he approached the 14 ft cooling tower, he noticed a 3 ft-by-3 ft plastic cover lying on the ground. The covering was originally located on top of the cooling tower. He picked up the plastic cover and carried it up the cooling tower ladder. After reaching the top of the ladder, he swung the cover over the top of the cooling tower. The cover hit some conduit, causing him to lose a grip. He fell approximately 13 ft upon pavement and rocks. In the fall, Employee #1 sustained a broken collar bone, broke pelvic bone, broken hip and broke all ribs on the his left side. Emergency medical personnel were summoned. They arrived and transported him to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for medical attention and surgical procedures.
Keywords: fracture, collarbone, rip, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, lost balance, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125755173 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

Accident: 170868285 - Employee Is Injured When Arm Is Caught In Label Machine

Accident: 170868285 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/10/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12583275807/05/20052082Butte Creek Brewing Co
On June 10, 2009, an employee was removing a label from the labeling machine, Krones Prontomatic Label Machine, while it still was in rotation. He caught his arm in the machine. The employee was taken immediately to Enloe Hospital. He spent three days in the hospital for his injuries, which included right arm compound fracture, crushing of the index and other knuckles.
Keywords: fracture, caught by, crushed, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125832758 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

Accident: 202442117 - Employee Is Burned When Hot Water Tank Overflows

Accident: 202442117 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745795209/28/20052082Buena Vista Ventures Llc Dba Riverside Brewing Co
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on April 14, 2004, Employee #1, a brew master, was cleaning and sanitizing beer kegs with boiling hot water from a hose connected to a hot water tank. A beer keg had not been properly purged to relieve internal pressure, and when the brew master opened the gate valve, the beer keg, pressurized with 16 to 18 psi of carbon dioxide gas, caused boiling hot water in the tank to overflow from the top of the tank. Approximately five gallons of hot boiling water spilled onto Employee #1, causing second degree burns to his legs, back and arms. A coworker came to his aid and drove him to a nearby hospital for emergency medical care. He was treated for his burns and released. Three days later, Employee #1 went to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was evaluated and admitted to the Burn Ward with second and third degree thermal burns, and hospitalized for ten days.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, hot water tank, back, struck by, arm, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307457952 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bartenders

Accident: 201751229 - Three Employees Burn Bodies By Steam Leak

Accident: 201751229 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 02/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30622932902/23/20042082Coors Brewing Company
On February 23, 2004, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were responding to a report of a steam leak. A steam line carrying a 50-psi superheated steam ruptured at an expansion joint, resulting in a rapid release of energy. Employees #1, #2, and #3 sustained burns to their bodies and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, leak, heat, rupture, steam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306229329 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Operating engineers
2 306229329 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Operating engineers
3 306229329 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Operating engineers

Accident: 201486438 - Employee Injured While Lifting A Chair

Accident: 201486438 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 01/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12575699906/03/20042082Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
An employee was carrying an executive-sized chair up stairs. He sustained an injury to his neck, shoulder, left arm and left hand. He was hospitalized for neck surgery on May 25, 2004.
Keywords: shoulder, chair, dislocated, neck, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125756999 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported

Accident: 201504131 - Employee Suffers Serious Injury To Hand In Bottling Machine

Accident: 201504131 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/26/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30113666906/09/20032082Pyramid Breweries Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on March 26, 2003, an employee was operating a bottle labeling machine. He turned off the conveyor line to clean a bottle sensor that was malfunctioning. At the time of the accident, the man was walking off the machine deck after cleaning the sensor. He slipped on broken bottles that resulted from the sensor malfunction and the employee's right hand landed in the labeling machine's opening located behind the operator's station. The employee suffered a serious disfiguring injury to his hand. He was hospitalized with contusions and abrasions.
Keywords: caught by, abrasion, conveyor, hand, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301136669 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

Accident: 201115003 - Employee Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 201115003 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082561910/02/20022082Anheuser Busch
On September 22, 2002, Employee #1, a maintenance electrical Worker, was working alone, troubleshooting equipment within a motor control bucket in a bank of motor controllers, Square D, Model Number 4 Motor Control Center, Section 3 of 5, servicing BAC fan unit Number 4B, in the powerhouse of the plant. The motor control center bucket contained the magstarter for the condenser fan for the refrigeration system. He completed the repair of the magstarter and was ready to reenergize the load side of the bucket. He noticed and examined a missing screw on the mechanics of the interlock of the motor control center below the line side of the disconnect. The line side of the equipment was energized throughout the procedure. The employee stated that the bracket moved and the panel arced and flashed. The flash burned his face, hands and arms. He sustained second and third degree burns to his face, arms and hands and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, ppe, electrician, fire, arm, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300825619 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

Accident: 201114295 - Employee Injured After Struck By Water Hose

Accident: 201114295 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/19/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12031379604/17/20022082Anheuser-Busch, Llc.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on March 20, 2002, Employee #1 of Anheuser-Busch, Inc., was washing the floor with water in Stockhouse No. 6 with a hose. Employee #1 inadvertently connected the hose which had a 3-in. brass fitting to a 30-psi carbon dioxide line instead of the water line which was next to it. The water line was labeled but the line for the carbon dioxide was not labeled. When Employee #1 turned on the pressure, the end of the hose struck the employee in the head. The hose was estimated to have a diameter of 2 inches and was reported to be approximately 25 feet in length. Employee #1 was transported by the company truck to the company doctor in Sherman Oaks. He was then taken to a doctor in Beverly Hills since the CAT scan in the clinic was down. He was released to go home but instead checked into Encino/Tarzana Medical Center and had surgery. He was in the hospital for 5 days for laceration and fracture of the scalp.
Keywords: hose, carbon dioxide, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120313796 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

Accident: 201114212 - Employee Suffers Amputation After Fingers Are Crushed

Accident: 201114212 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12031354904/17/20022082Anheuser-Busch, Llc.
On March 14, 2002, Employee #1, working for Anheuser-Busch, Inc, was cleaning a labeling machine used to place labels on beer bottles. Using her left-hand, Employee #1 was cleaning excess glue from the glue rollers and the glue bowl with a putty knife. Employee #1 had her finger crushed between the pallet and the glue roller when the scraper slipped and got caught in the pallet. The crushed left index finger was amputated to the second joint. Employee #1 was in the hospital for 5 days. The equipment has the following identification and location: Krones Topmatic Labeler Machine No. 033, Bottle Line 8 of the Bottling Department. The guard behind the glue roller was missing. Employee #1 did not have the equipment, the power source de-energized or disengaged, and did not she use an alternative method.
Keywords: amputated, glue, finger, work rules, cleaning, equipment operator, roller--mach/part, caught between, crushed, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120313549 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

Accident: 201794252 - Employee Suffers Fracture When Struck By Backing Vehicle

Accident: 201794252 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11982362306/12/20012082Manual Huerte Trucking
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 29, 2001, Employee #1 and coworker #1 had just walked out of the loading dock just north of door Number 1 at a brewing company. The employees were talking to one another and passed in front of the truck driven by coworker #1. They saw a yard goat with its lights on and parked a little in front of, and to the right of the truck driven by coworker #1. Employee #1 and coworker #1 finished their conversation. Coworker #1 turned to open the door of his semi-truck when he heard Employee #1 yell. Coworker #1 yelled at Coworker #2 to stop the truck. Coworker #2 had to pull his truck forward to unpin the legs of Employee #1. Coworker #2 said he had just dropped a trailer in door Number 4 and was about to pick up a trailer in door Number 2 when the accident occurred. Coworker #2 said he did not see Employee #1 or coworker #1 prior to backing up. Coworker #2 said he was using his left mirror so he could see the lane line marking on the ground. Coworker #2 said he had backed up approximately 6 ft when he heard yelling and pulled forward. Coworker #2 said he got out of his truck and called dispatch who then summoned emergency medical services. Coworker #2 had been driving semi trucks that delivered to the brewing company for 16 years. Employee #1 had been driving semi trucks for 20 years. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he remained for 6 days while being treated for a broken right ankle that required nine screws and skin grafts for the area inside his right leg.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle, struck by, ankle, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119823623 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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