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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100020 G01 I 04/28/1995 05/11/1995 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19100020 G02 04/28/1995 05/03/1995 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170670442 Event: 04/12/1995Employees Exposed To Freon From A/C System
Employee #1 went into an attic to check the building's air conditioning system. While he inspected the inside of an A/C unit, a white gas, believed to be freon-22, was suddenly discharged into his face. Employee #2 was working in the lab/pharmacy area and heard a hissing sound from the attic. He went to the base of the attic stairs to investigate and saw a white gas and Employee #1 coming from the attic. Employee #3 was in the basement washing and dipping a dog when he noticed the white gas entering the basement. He immediately left the basement. Employee #4 was in the reception area. Employees #1 through #4 evacuated the animals from the facility, exposing themselves to the white gas in the process. Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 were treated at the scene, then transported to local hospital emergency rooms and released that day. Employee #1 returned to the emergency room later that evening with symptoms of a possible heart condition. He was treated and released that evening.
Keywords: heart, respiratory, ventilation, agriculture, freon, air contamination, toxic fumes, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18003343 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 18003343 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 18003343 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 18003343 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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