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Inspection: 307100172 - Tyson Foods, Inc., Dba River Valley Animal Foods

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 307100172Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 10/10/2003

Tyson Foods, Inc., Dba River Valley Animal Foods
7500 Tyson Road
Texarkana, AR 71854
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2077/Animal and Marine Fats and Oils
NAICS: 311613/Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/09/2004
Close Case:10/05/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100262476    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 16 9 2 27
Current Violations 10 2 4 16
Initial Penalty $140,000 $560,000 $0 $2,000 $0 $702,000
Current Penalty $70,000 $120,000 $0 $5,000 $0 $195,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100120 Q01 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100120 Q03 IV 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100120 Q03 V 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100120 Q03 IX 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100120 Q06 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006A Serious 19100132 D01 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01006B Serious 19100132 D02 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01007 Serious 19100134 D01 III 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 01008 Serious 19100134 E06 I 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 01009 Serious 19100134 F01 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 01010 Serious 19100134 G01 IA 04/09/2004 04/21/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01011 Serious 19100134 H02 IIA 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01012 Serious 19100151 B 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01013A Serious 19100120 Q01 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 01013B Serious 19100120 Q03 IV 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 01013C Serious 19100120 Q03 V 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 01013D Serious 19100120 Q03 IX 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  18. 01013E Serious 19100120 Q06 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  19. 01014 Other 19100132 D02 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $2,000 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  20. 01015 Other 19100134 E06 I 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $2,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  21. 01016A Serious 19100134 F01 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  22. 01016B Serious 19100134 G01 IA 04/09/2004 04/21/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 23. 02001A Willful 19101000 B02 04/09/2004 04/21/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 24. 02001B Willful 19101000 E 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 25. 02001C Willful 19100134 A02 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  26. 02002A Serious 19101200 E01 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $7,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  27. 02002B Serious 19101200 E04 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  28. 02003A Serious 19101200 F05 I 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $7,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  29. 02003B Serious 19101200 F05 II 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 30. 02004A Willful 19101200 H03I 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 31. 02004B Willful 19101200 H03 II 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 32. 02005 Willful 19101200 H03 III 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  33. 02006 Serious 19101000 B02 04/09/2004 04/21/2004 $7,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  34. 02007 Willful 19101000 E 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $50,000 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  35. 02008 Serious 19100134 A02 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $7,000 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  36. 02009A Willful 19101200 H03I 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  37. 02009B Willful 19101200 H03 II 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  38. 02009C Willful 19101200 H03 III 04/09/2004 04/28/2004 $0 $70,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  39. 03001 Other 19040029 B01 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $500 $1,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  40. 03002 Other 19040029 B02 04/09/2004 04/16/2004 $500 $1,000 $0 04/30/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200262178Event: 10/10/2003One Employee Killed And Other Iinjured By Hydrogen Sulfide
On October 10, 2003, Employee #1 climbed up to a platform approximately 6 ft above the floor to re-tighten the gasket packing on the hydrolyzer machine. The hydrolyzer cooks down poultry feathers to produce a protein ingredient for animal food at this rendering plant. The process of decomposing feathers was known by the plant to create hydrogen sulfide gas inside and around this hydrolyzer. The employee was attempting to tighten the packing while the hydrolyzer continued to run and spray out steam and product at the feed end of the machine around the center shaft. Employee #2, a supervisor, was watching from the floor level below when Employee #1 stood up and leaned against a guardrail. Employee #2 noticed that Employee #1 was bleeding from his nose. Employee #1 then collapsed to the catwalk platform. Employee #2 called for help and climbed up on the platform to assist Employee #1, while other coworkers responded. Employee #2 collapsed after Employee #1 was removed from the catwalk platform. Both employees were removed from the area and Employee #1 was given CPR until paramedics arrived. The two paramedics continued to treat Employee #1, but never revived him and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The two paramedics, Employee #3, and #4 also were overcome by hydrogen sulfide, noting a rotten egg smell while treating Employee #1 in the back of their ambulance. Two more ambulances were dispatched, one treating and transporting Employee #2, and one assisting and transporting the two paramedics.. Employee #2 and the two paramedics were admitted to the hospital for exposure to hydrogen sulfide.
Keywords: respiratory, maintenance, food preparation, health care worker, ppe, hydrogen sulfide, toxic atmosphere, nose, air contamination
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307100172 Hospitalized injury Other Machinery maintenance occupations
2 307100172 Fatality Other Machinery maintenance occupations
3 307100172 Hospitalized injury Other Health technologists and technicians, n.e.c.
4 307100172 Hospitalized injury Other Health technologists and technicians, n.e.c.

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