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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115427429 - El Ranchito Foods Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 5

Nr: 115427429Report ID: 1055350Open Date: 06/13/1994

El Ranchito Foods Inc
1219 E 1st
Zillah, WA 98953
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5461/Retail Bakeries
Mailing: Po Box 717, Zillah, WA 98953

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:06/17/1994
Close Case:12/27/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361033863    
 Referral900474032   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $2,925 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,925
Current Penalty $1,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 0240007302 09/09/1994 06/17/1994 $550 $1,125 $0 09/23/1994 L - State Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 0240780101 09/09/1994 06/17/1994 $450 $900 $0 09/23/1994 L - State Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 0240006508 09/09/1994 06/17/1994 $450 $900 $0 09/23/1994 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170241152Event: 06/08/1994Three Employees Ill After Being Exposed To Chlorine
Employees #1 and #2 were removing a regulator from a 150 lb chlorine cylinder to install a cap for transportation. The seal on the tank was corroded and, when the regulator was removed, it failed, releasing chlorine gas into the air. Employee #1 went one way to evacuate the area, Employee #2 the other. Employee #1 found out that Employee #3 was inside the building and ran inside to retrieve her. Employees #1 and #3 were treated at the site and then transported to the hospital, where they were kept overnight for observation.
Keywords: inadequate maint, work rules, inhalation, equipment failure, chlorine, air contamination, corrosion, gas leak, seal, evacuation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115427429 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 115427429 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 115427429 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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