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Inspection: 14972947 - Rose Hill Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 14972947Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 10/03/1985

Rose Hill Fire Department
101 East Main Street
Rose Hill, NC 28458
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: Po Box 727, Rose Hill, NC 28458

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/1985
Close Case:10/03/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360612170    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14340038Event: 10/02/1985Firefighters Exposed To Ammonia From Leaking Compressor
ON OCTOBER 2, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 5:45 PM, AMMONIA BEGAN LEAKING FROM A BLOWN COMPRESSOR CYLINDER HEAD. FIRE FIGHTERS FROM THE ROSE HILL AND MAGNOLIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE SENT TO THE SCENE. THE ROSE HILL FIRE CHIEF SENT EMPLOYEES #1 THROUGH #3 INTO THE AREA OF THE LEAK TO INSURE THAT ALL EMPLOYEES HAD BEEN EVACUATED AND TO TRY TO LOCATE THE SOURCE OF THE LEAK. ONE FIREMAN WORE A BEARD; THE OTHER TWO DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD SEAL WITH THEIR RESPIRATORS. (THEY WERE WEARING AIR PACKS.) THEY WERE EXPOSED TO THE AMMONIA FUMES. ALL THREE HAD ATTENDED FIRE DEPARTMENT SPONSORED TRAINING SESSIONS ON RESPIRATOR USE. TWO HOUSE OF RAEFORD EMPLOYEES, ACCOMPANIED BY TWO FIREMEN, ENTERED THE AREA AND SHUT OFF THE LEAKING AMMONIA. THEY HAD NO PROBLEMS.
Keywords: firefighter, leak, respiratory, ammonia, inhalation, toxic fumes, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14972947 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
2 14972947 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
3 14972947 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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