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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18479204 - Imperial Food Products, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 18479204Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 09/03/1991

Imperial Food Products, Inc.
40 Bridges Street
Hamlet, NC 28345
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2015/Poultry Slaughtering and Processing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/23/1991
Close Case:11/07/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360489645    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 26 51 6 83
Current Violations 26 51 6 83
Initial Penalty $92,200 $714,000 $0 $1,950 $0 $808,150
Current Penalty $92,200 $714,000 $0 $1,950 $0 $808,150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  3. 01003 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  4. 01004 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  5. 01005 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  6. 01006 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  7. 01007 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  8. 01008 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  9. 01009 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  10. 01010 Willful 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  11. 01011 Willful 19100036 B02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  12. 01012 Willful 19100036 B03 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  13. 01013 Willful 19100036 B03 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  14. 01014 Serious 19100036 B04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  15. 01015 Serious 19100036 B04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  16. 01016 Serious 19100036 B04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  17. 01017 Willful 19100036 B04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  18. 01018 Willful 19100036 B04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  19. 01019 Willful 19100036 B04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  20. 01020 Willful 19100036 B05 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  21. 01021 Willful 19100036 B07 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  22. 01022 Willful 19100036 B08 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  23. 01023 Willful 19100036 D02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  24. 01024 Willful 19100037 F02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  25. 01025 Willful 19100037 F02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  26. 01026 Willful 19100037 J 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  27. 01027 Willful 19100037 K02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  28. 01028 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  29. 01029 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  30. 01030 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  31. 01031 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  32. 01032 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  33. 01033 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  34. 01034 Willful 19100037 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  35. 01035 Willful 19100037 Q02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  36. 01036 Willful 19100037 Q02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  37. 01037 Willful 19100037 Q02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  38. 01038 Willful 19100038 A01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  39. 01039 Willful 19100132 A 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  40. 01040 Willful 19100132 A 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  41. 01041 Willful 19100157 G01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  42. 01042 Willful 19100160 B06 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  43. 01043 Willful 19100212 A05 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  44. 01044 Willful 19100215 A01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  45. 01045 Willful 19100215 A04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  46. 01046 Willful 19100215 B09 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  47. 01047 Willful 19100303 G02 I 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  48. 01048 Willful 19100305 B01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  49. 01049 Willful 19100305 B02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  50. 01050 Willful 19100305 E01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  51. 01051 Willful 19100305 G01 III 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  52. 01052 Willful 19101200 E01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  53. 01053 Willful 19101200 G01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  54. 01054 Willful 19101200 H 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $14,000 $14,000 $0 -
  55. 02001 Serious 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  56. 02002 Serious 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  57. 02003 Serious 95012901 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,300 $2,300 $0 -
  58. 02004 Serious 19100023 C02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $1,900 $1,900 $0 -
  59. 02005 Serious 19100026 C02 IV 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  60. 02006 Serious 19100027 B01 II 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $1,800 $1,800 $0 -
  61. 02007 Serious 19100027 B01 III 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $1,800 $1,800 $0 -
  62. 02008 Serious 19100027 C04 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $1,800 $1,800 $0 -
  63. 02009 Serious 19100027 D03 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  64. 02010 Serious 19100101 B 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  65. 02011 Serious 19100120 Q01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,300 $2,300 $0 -
  66. 02012 Serious 19100133 A01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,400 $2,400 $0 -
  67. 02013 Serious 19100147 C01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,400 $2,400 $0 -
  68. 02014 Serious 19100157 D01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  69. 02015 Serious 19100219 E03 I 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  70. 02016 Serious 19100304 F01 IV 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  71. 02017 Serious 19100304 F04 V 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  72. 02018 Serious 19100305 A04 V 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,300 $2,300 $0 -
  73. 02019 Serious 19100305 B01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,300 $2,300 $0 -
  74. 02020 Serious 19100305 G01 I 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,300 $2,300 $0 -
  75. 02021 Serious 19100333 A02 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,200 $2,200 $0 -
  76. 02022 Serious 19101200 F05 I 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -
  77. 02023 Serious 19101200 F05 II 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -
  78. 03001 Other 7B0302 A 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $200 $200 $0 -
  79. 03002 Other 7B0302 A 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  80. 03003 Other 19100022 A01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $750 $750 $0 -
  81. 03004 Other 19100141 C01 I 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  82. 03005 Other 19100303 E 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $750 $750 $0 -
  83. 03006 Other 19100305 B01 12/30/1991 01/06/1992 $250 $250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170073035Event: 09/03/1991Numerous Employees Killed Or Injured In Plant Fire
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on September 3, 1991, maintenance employees were attempting to repair and replace a leaking hydraulic line in the process room of the main plant. During the repair operation, the incoming hydraulic line separated from its coupling at a point approximately 60 inches above the concrete floor and began to discharge hydraulic fluid at high pressure (800 to 1,200 psi). This high pressure and subsequent flow resulted in hydraulic fluid being sprayed against the floor and onto the nearby natural gas-fueled cooker, which was fully operational. The cooker's normal operating temperature was at least 350 degrees. No lockout/tagout procedures were being followed during the repair. Fire and smoke were produced when the hydraulic fluid contacted the cooker, resulting in the rapid dispersal of combustion products throughout most of the plant. Employees #1 through #24 were killed. (Employee #25 was also killed, but should be referenced in inspection #18552208.) All other employees (#26 through #88) were hospitalized for their injuries except Employees #67, #68, #78, #79, #80, #81, #82, #84, #85, #86, #87, and #88, who were treated and released. Employee evacuation from the building was hindered by locked exterior doors and inadequate means of egress.
Keywords: obstructed egress, work rules, hydraulic fluid, cooker, evacuation, repair, fire, lockout, high pressure, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
2 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
3 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
4 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
5 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
6 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
7 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
8 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
9 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
10 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
11 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
12 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
13 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
14 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
15 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
16 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
17 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
18 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
19 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
20 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
21 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
22 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
23 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
24 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
25 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
26 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Personnel, training & labor relations specialists
27 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
28 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
29 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
30 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
31 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
32 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
33 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
34 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
35 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
36 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
37 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
38 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
39 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
40 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
41 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
42 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
43 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
44 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
45 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
46 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
47 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
48 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
49 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
50 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
51 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
52 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
53 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
54 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
55 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
56 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
57 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
58 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
59 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
60 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
61 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
62 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
63 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
64 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
65 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
66 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
67 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
68 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
69 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
70 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
71 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
72 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
73 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
74 18479204 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
75 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
76 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
77 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
78 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
79 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
80 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
81 18479204 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
82 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
83 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
84 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
85 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
86 18479204 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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