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Inspection: 108605155 - Brownly And Hayes, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 108605155Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 05/26/1990

Brownly And Hayes, Inc.
3300 U. S. 52 South
Lafayette, IN 47905
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 5 (700 North 7th Street), Marshall, MN 56258

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:06/26/1990
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:06/27/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 902106Event: 05/09/1990Twelve Employees Suffer Exposure In Chemical Release
On Wednesday May 9, 1990, high winds damaged the A.E. Staley plant and resulted in a valve being sheared from a 7,500 gallon tank of sulfur dioxide. Approximately 4,000 gallons were released. Approximately 23 contractors in adjacent areas to the tank had smelled an odor and left the building when it became intolerable. Four contracted employees, Employees #3, #4, #11, and #12, were treated for exposure. Staley Employees #1 and #2 were also treated. Employee #1 was reporting to his supervisor after hearing of the problem from the contractors and Employee #2 was in the recreational facility north of the plant. The evacuation alarm was sounded a few minutes after the contractors evacuated. Employees #5 through #10, fire fighters, were exposed on the road north of the plant while responding. Staley did not permit the fire fighters on the site.
Keywords: firefighter, high wind, broken weld, accidental discharge, inhalation, sulfur dioxide, overexposure, spill
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108605155 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 108605155 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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