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Inspection: 311294482 - American Cold Storage - North American Limited Par

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 311294482Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 05/14/2009

American Cold Storage - North American Limited Par
607 Industry Rd
Louisville, KY 40208
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4222/Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage
NAICS: 493120/Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/08/2009
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:11/10/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102498771    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $17,500
Current Penalty $4,750 $0 $0 $3,250 $0 $8,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 338003101 A 11/09/2009 12/07/2009 $3,250 $5,000 $0 11/30/2009 R - Review Commission
  2. 01002 Serious 2031002 11/09/2009 12/07/2009 $1,500 $2,500 $0 11/30/2009 R - Review Commission
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19101200 E01 II 11/09/2009 11/20/2009 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/30/2009 R - Review Commission
  4. 02001 Other 201800302 11/09/2009 12/07/2009 $3,250 $5,000 $0 11/30/2009 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201856010Event: 05/13/2009Two Employees Are Killed By An Ammonia Release
On May 13, 2009, two employees, with American Cold Storage - North American Limited Par, were conducting maintenance activities on a glycol pump. There was an ammonia release while they worked, which killed them both.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ammonia, refrigerator, pump, storage area
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311294482 Fatality Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 311294482 Fatality Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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