Shock to the System
CSB 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.
Accident: Millard Refrigerated Services Ammonia Release
Location: Location: Theodore, AL
Accident Occured On: 08/23/2010 | Final Report Released On: 01/15/2015
Accident Type: Release
Investigation Status: The CSB issued its final report at a public meeting in East Rutherford, NJ on January 15, 2015.
The CSB investigated an anhydrous ammonia release at the Millard Refrigerated Services, a warehouse and distribution center in Theodore, Alabama, 15 miles south of Mobile where more than 130 members of the public sought medical attention and four people remain hospitalized as a result of the uncontrolled ammonia release.