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Accident: 96202.015 - Employee Is Overcome By Chemical Fumes And Suffers Respirato

Accident: 96202.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238430.01506/08/2017Tyson Foods, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on June 8, 2017, an employee was painting some pipes when a scissor lift struck and ruptured a pipe, releasing anhydrous ammonia gas/vapor. The em ployee suffered respiratory trauma as well as received several burns. The emplo yee was hospitalized.
Keywords: anhydrous ammonia, burn, chemical burn, chemical vapor, gas, respiratory, vapor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1238430.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Painting and paint spraying machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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