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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107900250 - The Quaker Oats Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Hlth 5

Nr: 107900250Report ID: 0454725Open Date: 10/06/1989

The Quaker Oats Co.
96 Quaker Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2037/Frozen Fruits, Fruit Juices, and Vegetables
Mailing: P. O. Box 2688, Jackson, TN 38301

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/01/1989
Close Case:11/22/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360612915    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 30012 11/20/1989 11/22/1989 $300 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 III 11/20/1989 11/22/1989 $300 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 III 11/20/1989 11/22/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 978395Event: 09/29/1989Five Employees Injured By Ammonia Refrigerant Leak
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
Inspection 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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