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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309970077 - Davisco Foods Int. Inc. Dba Jerome Cheese Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Boise

Nr: 309970077Report ID: 1032500Open Date: 05/03/2007

Davisco Foods Int. Inc. Dba Jerome Cheese Co.
47 West 100 South
Jerome, ID 83338
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2022/Natural, Processed, and Imitation Cheese
NAICS: 311513/Cheese Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/03/2007
Close Case:07/19/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100231455    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,975 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $7,975
Current Penalty $1,785 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $4,285
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100120 Q01 05/24/2007 07/24/2007 $1,785 $2,975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100120 Q03 IV 05/24/2007 07/24/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100120 Q06 IE 05/24/2007 07/26/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19100120 Q06 II 05/24/2007 07/26/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01001E Serious 19100120 Q06 V 05/24/2007 07/26/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01001F Serious 19101200 H03 I 05/24/2007 07/24/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19040039 A 05/24/2007 05/30/2007 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200231942Event: 04/28/2007Three Employees Are Exposed To Chemical Vapors
On April 28, 2007, a gasket on a pump housing that was pumping a nitric acid solution failed. The nitric acid was between 165 and 180 degrees F. The vapor from the nitric acid was vented to the roof and reentered the facility in a different area. Sodium hypochlorite was being used in this area at the same temperature. The two vapors mixed and created chlorine gas, hydrochloric acid, and other nominal amounts of products from this reaction. Employee's #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized due to inhalation of chemical vapors.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, vapor, inhalation, gas, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical burn, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309970077 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Separating, filtering & clarifying mach. operators
2 309970077 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Packaging and filling machine operators
3 309970077 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Separating, filtering & clarifying mach. operators

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