Shock to the System

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csb safety newsThe Chemical Safety Board has released a safety video detailing key lessons for preventing hydraulic shock in ammonia refrigeration systems, based on the CSB’s investigation into the accident at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc. on August 23, 2010.

The accident involved an anhydrous ammonia release at the Millard Refrigerated Services, a warehouse and distribution center in Theodore, Alabama, 15 miles south of Mobile.

More than 130 members of the public sought medical attention and four people were hospitalized as a result of the uncontrolled ammonia release.