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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2835569 - Shoreman Food Technologies, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 2835569Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 06/26/1986

Shoreman Food Technologies, Inc.
Reliance Road
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2099/Food Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 476, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/04/1986
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:09/23/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360747372    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14200331Event: 06/26/1986Employees Exposed To High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide
AT APPROXIMATELY 8 AM ON JUNE 26, 1986, SEVERAL EMPLOYEES BEGAN WORK AT THE SHOREHAM FOODS TECHNOLOGY FACILITY IN FEDERALSBURG, MARYLAND. THE EMPLOYEES WERE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE AND RECEIVING TRAINING IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SAMPLES OF A SPICED PASTA NOODLE MIX. THEY WERE WORKING IN A 60 BY 70 BY 35 FOOT ROOM. DURING THE PROCESS, PROPANE-POWERED FORK LIFTS WERE USED FOR MATERIAL HANDLING. IT WAS LATER DETERMINED THAT ONE OF THE FORK LIFT ENGINES WAS IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, AND SUSEQUENTLY EMITTED HIGH LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE. THE EMPLOYEES WORKED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND 40 MINUTES BEFORE THEY BEGAN COMPLAINING OF HEADACHES, NAUSEA, DIZZYNESS AND LACK OF COORDINATION. THE PROCESS WAS STOPPED AND EMPLOYEES EVACUATED FROM THE ROOM. MANAGEMENT DECIDED TO SEND NINE AFFECTED EMPLOYEES TO AREA HOSPITALS AT 11:30 AM. CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN LEVELS WERE FOUND TO BE AT 13% IN TWO EMPLOYEES, 12% IN THREE EMPLOYEES AND 11% IN ONE EMPLOYEE.
Keywords: ventilation, headache, inhalation, nausea, industrial truck, dizziness, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, toxic fumes, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
2 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
3 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
4 2835569 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
5 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
6 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
7 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
8 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers
9 2835569 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Food batchmakers

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