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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302476155 - Frito-Lay Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 302476155Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 02/25/1999

Frito-Lay Inc
800 Hickory Drive
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2052/Cookies and Crackers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/17/1999
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:06/02/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100964865    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,700
Current Penalty $700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 H03 II 04/08/1999 05/11/1999 $700 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H03 III 04/08/1999 05/11/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200962686Event: 02/25/1999Employee Overcome By Hydrochloric Acid During Off-Loading
Employee #1, a receiver for Frito-Lay, left his office while hydrochloric acid was being off-loaded from a tank truck through an outside hookup to a tank inside the warehouse. He was exposed to the chemical vapors in the warehouse and, thinking there might be a leak in the line, opened the outside door and yelled to the truck driver about the problem. Employee #1 then began checking the pipe line. He began to feel ill and opened some bay doors, went outside, and vomited. Employee #1 and two coworkers who were also exposed to the vapors were sent by ambulance to the hospital for observation, and later released. Subsequent investigation determined that the exhaust fan above the tank farm had not been turned on and that the plug for a 3 in. hole on top of the tank had been missing for some time. During previous deliveries, the exhaust fan was operating and there had never been a problem with the acid vapors.
Keywords: leak, tank truck, hydrochloric acid, vapor, ventilation, inhalation, nausea, off loading, chemical vapor, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302476155 Occupation Not Listed

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