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Inspection: 304091002 - Baja Foods, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 304091002Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 11/16/2001

Baja Foods, Llc
636 W. Root St.
Chicago, IL 60609
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2038/Frozen Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 636 W. Root St, Chicago, IL 60609

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/15/2002
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:07/17/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100031335    
 Referral200034130   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 1 8
Current Violations 7 1 8
Initial Penalty $11,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,500
Current Penalty $8,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/29/2002 06/14/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100095 C01 03/29/2002 04/03/2002 $875 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 03/29/2002 04/18/2002 $700 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100147 C05 I 03/29/2002 04/10/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100147 C07 I 03/29/2002 04/03/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004C Serious 19100147 D04 I 03/29/2002 04/10/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005 Serious 19100147 D03 03/29/2002 04/10/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01006 Serious 19100151 C 03/29/2002 04/18/2002 $525 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01007 Serious 19101200 H 03/29/2002 04/18/2002 $700 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02001 Other 19100134 H03 IB 03/29/2002 04/03/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200031334Event: 11/10/2001Employee Died After Inhaling Amonia From Heat Exchanger
On November 10, 2001, Employee #1 was working with a heat exchanger when ammonia was released from a piece of the equipment. Employee #1 inhaled the fumes which affected his lungs. Employee #1 was taken to Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he died five days later.
Keywords: lung, maintenance, ammonia, inhalation, heat exchanger, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304091002 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Machinery maintenance occupations

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