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Inspection: 307707638 - Florida'S Natural Growers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 307707638Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 04/26/2004

Florida'S Natural Growers, Inc.
6505 Spirit Lake Road
Bartow, FL 33803
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2033/Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Preserves, Jams, and Jellies
NAICS: 311421/Fruit and Vegetable Canning
Mailing: P.O. Box 1111, Lake Wales, FL 33859

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/19/2004
Close Case:06/30/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102408812    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
Current Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 F05 I 06/10/2004 06/18/2004 $1,300 $1,300 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 F05 II 06/10/2004 06/18/2004 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202344446Event: 04/24/2004Employees Are Injured After Exposure To Chlorine
On April 24, 2004, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 were spraying chlorine solution on the juice processing equipment for sanitation purposes. Employees filled 2-gallon spray bottles and pressurized it using the hand pump. While most containers were labels as to their contents, the one used at the time of the accident was not labeled. It was determined that the spray bottle contained phosphoric acid and not the chlorine solution. When the employees added chlorine solution to top-off the spray bottle, the reaction between the two solutions generated chlorine gas. All five employees were transported to local hospitals; Employees #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized for observations and were released the next day.
Keywords: respiratory, cleaning, inhalation, phosphoric acid, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307707638 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, agricultural products
2 307707638 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, agricultural products
3 307707638 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, agricultural products
4 307707638 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, agricultural products
5 307707638 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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