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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109670638 - D & S Farms

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 109670638Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 04/03/1995

D & S Farms
300 N. Krome Ave Unit 1
Florida City, FL 33034
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0723/Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning
Mailing: Pob 900460, Homestead, FL 33090

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/12/1995
Close Case:05/26/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361081599    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,400
Current Penalty $1,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100111 B07 I 04/26/1995 05/10/1995 $850 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100111 B10 II 04/26/1995 05/10/1995 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100111 B10 III 04/26/1995 05/10/1995 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19100111 C03 V 04/26/1995 05/10/1995 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01002 Serious 19101200 G01 04/26/1995 05/10/1995 $850 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 820662Event: 03/31/1995Forty-Three Employees Inhale Chlorine Vapors
On March 31, 1995, a packing house supervisor was outside pumping liquid sodium hypochlorite from drums into a storage tank and accidentally pumped some into the adjacent phosphoric acid tank. This created a cloud of chlorine or acid gas that drifted into the packing area where employees were working. Employees #1 through #43 inhaled the chlorine vapors. Employees #1 through #8 required hospitalization.
Keywords: sodium hypochlorite, agriculture, work rules, inhalation, gas, phosphoric acid, chlorine, chemical reaction, toxic fumes, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
2 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Supervisors, related agricultural occupations
3 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
4 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
5 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
6 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
7 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
8 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
9 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
10 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
11 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported
12 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
13 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
14 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
15 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
16 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
17 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
18 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
19 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
20 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
21 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
22 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
23 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
24 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
25 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
26 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
27 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Occupation not reported
28 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
29 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
30 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
31 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
32 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
33 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
34 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
35 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
36 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
37 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
38 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
39 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
40 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
41 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
42 109670638 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products
43 109670638 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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