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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
Current Penalty $200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/23/1985 07/26/1985 $200 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14511125 Event: 05/29/1985Ammonia Pressure Vessel Ruptured, Releasing Ammonia Gas
A PRESSURE VESSEL IN AN AMMONIA REFRIGERATOR SYSTEM RUPTURED UNDER PRESSURE OF 170 PSI. THE EXPLOSION CAUSED EXTENSIVE PHYSICAL DAMAGE AND RELEASED DENSE CLOUDS OF AMMONIA GAS. EMPLOYEES #1 THROUGH 4 DIED OF ACUTE AMMONIA INHALATION.
Keywords: ammonia, pressure vessel, inhalation, rupture, explosion, high pressure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1914662 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 1914662 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 1914662 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 1914662 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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