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Accident: 737064 - Employees Exposed To Ammonia Vapor From Ruptured Valve

Accident: 737064 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 11/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1862130011/07/19852013Kentucky Sausage Company, Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE KNOCKED OVER A PALLET, WHICH STRUCK AN AMMONIA LINE VALVE IN A REFRIGERATION LINE. THE VALVE BROKE, RELEASING AMMONIA VAPOR INTO THE AIR. TEN EMPLOYEES WERE EXPOSED. ALL 10 EMPLOYEES ESCAPED THROUGH AN EXIT LEADING TO THE OUTSIDE. SIX EMPLOYEES WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.
Keywords: ammonia, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, rupture, anhydrous ammonia, valve, gas leak
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18621300 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
2 18621300 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
3 18621300 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
4 18621300 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
5 18621300 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
6 18621300 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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