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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119868255 - Crockett Container Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 119868255Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 07/28/1995

Crockett Container Corp.
9211 Norwalk Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2653/Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/15/1995
Close Case:12/19/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362168460    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170631519Event: 07/28/1995Employees Ill From Chlorine Leak From Nearby Chemical Plant
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on July 28, 1995, Employees #1 through #10 were operating machines, doing maintenance, helping others, or otherwise doing their normal duties in the manufacturing area of Crockett Container Corp., Santa Fe Springs, CA. Chlorine vapors were accidentally released from a defective pump approximately 1000 feet away at the employer next door, All Pure Chemical Co. The vapors reached the Crockett employees through the plants open doors, causing breathing difficulty, irritation, dizziness, and/or headache. One employee lost consciousness momentarily. The fire department transported the employees to five local hospitals, where they were treated and all released within a few hours. Causal factors include breakage of a transfer pump gasket at the All Pure Chemical Co. DOSH's process safety management task force responded and prepared a report. Short term and long term preventive actions were taken. No violations were issued for Crockett Container Corp.
Keywords: respiratory, unconsciousness, vapor, headache, equipment failure, chlorine, dizziness, gas leak, toxic fumes, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
2 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
3 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
4 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
5 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
6 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
7 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, mechanics and repairers
8 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
9 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
10 119868255 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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