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Accident: 978395 - Five Employees Injured By Ammonia Refrigerant Leak

Accident: 978395 -- Report ID: 0454725 -- Event Date: 09/29/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10790025010/06/19892037The Quaker Oats Co.
Employees #1 through #5 were working in the Celeste frozen pizza manufacturing area while maintenance workers were removing a freezer from the area. An ammonia line was not shut off properly and when the freezer was removed, ammonia leaked into the area. The area was evacuated. In the process of flushing out the ammonia, airborne ammonia was drawn into the other areas of the plant that the workers went through on their way to fresh air outside. Employees #1 through #5 went to the emergency room or to see a doctor.
Keywords: lung, dismantling, ammonia, freezer compartment, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107900250 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 107900250 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 107900250 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 107900250 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 107900250 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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