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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1334070.015 - Birds Eye Foods Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 1334070.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 07/30/2018

Birds Eye Foods Llc
W8880 County Rd X
Darien, WI 53114
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 311411/ Frozen Fruit, Juice, and Vegetable Manufacturing
Mailing: W8880 County Rd X, Darien, WI 53114

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/24/2019
Emphasis: N:ChemnepClose Case:02/20/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
Current Penalty $9,945 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,945
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100119 D03 II 01/25/2019 02/25/2019 $9,945 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100119 J02 01/25/2019 02/25/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108084.015Event: 07/29/2018Sixteen Employees Are Exposed To Ammonia Leak
At 4:45 a.m. on July 29, 2018, 16 employees were operating vegetable packaging equipment and performing material handling activities at a vegetable processing facility that used ammonia refrigeration. A fan unit for an evaporative condenser unit fell onto the condenser coil due to the structural failure of a motor bracket. While falling, the fan cut into the coils causing ammonia to be released inside, exposing all 16 employees working in this area. All employees were treated, and three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: poisoning, ammonia, gas leak, anhydrous ammonia
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334070.015 Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators
2 1334070.015 Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators
3 1334070.015 Hospitalized injury Other Packaging and filling machine operators

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