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Accident: 828160 - Fire Fighters Exposed To Anhydrous Ammonia

Accident: 828160 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/26/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10424975006/28/19909224Waterloo, City Of
At 5:29 p.m., a hose leading from a tanker semi-truck loaded with anhydrous ammonia broke, releasing a plume of ammonia. Fire fighters were called to the site to evacuate residents within a 1 mile area around the bulk storage plant. Fire fighters were also sent into the plant to spray water on the tanker, which had a 95 percent loss of its 20 ton load. Fire fighters #1 through #13 were then sent to the hospital for routine checkups; mild redness of the skin was noted.
Keywords: firefighter, ammonia, equipment failure, hose, anhydrous ammonia, skin, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
2 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
3 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
5 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
6 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
7 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
8 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
9 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
10 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
11 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
12 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
13 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
14 104249750 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations

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