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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306925876 - House Of Raeford Farms Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 306925876Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 11/05/2003

House Of Raeford Farms Inc
3333 Hwy 117 N
Rose Hill, NC 28458
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2015/Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
NAICS: 311615/Poultry Processing
Mailing: P. O. Box 40, Rose Hill, NC 28458

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/24/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/12/2004
Emphasis: N:Poultry, S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100355379    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 3 9
Current Violations 6 3 9
Initial Penalty $6,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,125
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100120 Q01 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $700 $875 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100120 Q06 I 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $875 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100120 Q06 IIIA 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $875 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100134 A01 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $1,400 $1,750 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100134 E01 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01004C Serious 19100134 F02 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01004D Serious 19100134 G03 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01004E Serious 19100134 H03 IB 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01005 Serious 19100151 B 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $700 $875 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01006 Serious 19100151 C 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $700 $875 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02001 Other 19100134 H01 III 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02002 Other 19100134 K01 VII 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02003 Other 19100134 L01 03/10/2004 04/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200353357Event: 11/04/2003One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Chlorine Gas Exposure
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on November 4, 2003, a maintenance employee went to the chlorine house to turn on the chlorination system. The chlorine house measured 3 feet, 10-inches wide by 5 feet, 10-inches long and was approximately 10-feet high. The water lines ran through a hole in the block wall. The hole in the block wall lead directly from the chlorine house into the chemical room. The hole was approximately 12 inches wide by 10-inches high. The maintenance employee stated that when he cracked the chlorine valve, he noticed the seal was leaking. He ran out of the chlorine house, about 20 feet away, caught his breath, collected his thoughts, and then went to the maintenance shop to get a respirator. He returned to the chlorine house, entering an unknown released concentration of chlorine, and shut the valve off. The maintenance employee fixed the seal and a lead washer and turned the chlorine valve back on. The maintenance worker returned to the maintenance shop to put the respirator away. He then saw Employee #1 approximately 30 feet away, acting very bazaar. The maintenance employee then went to the picking room where he felt chlorine gas burning his eyes. He and another maintenance employee went to get water hoses and started spraying the Picking Room down with water for about 10 minutes. The chlorine odor had gotten stronger in the Mechanical Room so Employee #1, with the help of Employee #2 decided to open the roll up door for air. Employee #1 then asked for someone to summon emergency personnel because he needed oxygen. As he was being helped outside, he collapsed. He was given oxygen by the night superintendent. The night superintendent then noticed that Employee #1 didn't have a pulse or heartbeat and began to administer CPR. Employee #1 was transported to Duplin General Hospital along with Employees #2 and #3. Employee #2 was coughing and Employee #3 was also bothered by the chlorine gas vapors. Employee #1 died of asphyxia and Employee's #2 and #3 were hospitalized.
Keywords: leak, maintenance, asphyxiated, inhalation, chlorine, chlorine room, valve, seal, chemical vapor, poisoning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306925876 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Production helpers
2 306925876 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Production helpers
3 306925876 Fatality Asphyxia Production helpers

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