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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308742519 - Pyramid Breweries Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Health 1-Portland

Nr: 308742519Report ID: 1054191Open Date: 03/21/2005

Pyramid Breweries Inc
2730 Nw 31st Ave
Portland, OR 97210
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5181/Beer and Ale
NAICS: 425120/Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
Mailing: National Corporate Research Ltd 3533 Fairview Indu, Salem, OR 97302

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/04/2005
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:08/23/2005

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $2,960 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,960
Current Penalty $2,960 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,960
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 701076001 C 05/02/2005 03/22/2005 $525 $525 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 701076001 A 05/02/2005 06/02/2005 $1,625 $1,625 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100133 A01 05/02/2005 05/05/2005 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19100138 A 05/02/2005 05/05/2005 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01003 Serious 702016105 A 05/02/2005 05/12/2005 $810 $810 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201635042Event: 03/21/2005Employee Receives Burns And Inhalation Injury From Ammonia
On March 21, 2005, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was performing routine preventive maintenance on an ammonia refrigeration system. He intended to drain oil from the system, but due to confusion, he attached his ratchet wrench to an ammonia fitting. The escaping ammonia caused chemical burns to Employee #1's right hand and forearm, and his lungs were irritated. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: lung, ammonia, venting, inhalation, refrigerant, chemical burn, hand tool, refrigerator, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308742519 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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