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Accident: 143012.015 - Employee Incurs Burns When Struck By Hot Water Spewing From

Accident: 143012.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 01/20/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1574138.01501/24/2022B&G Foods North America, Inc.

At 1:30 p.m. on January 20, 2022, an employee was was cleaning up his tools afte r working on the boiler. The employee had fired up the boiler and was bending do wn to pick up his tools from the ground when he heard a pop as the cap blew off. The employee reported then feeling a burning sensation down his upper torso are a. The employee was wearing the required PPE when performing his boiler maintena nce, which includes, safety glasses, steel toe boots, earplugs, and a facemask. The employee also stated that he was wearing a cotton t-shirt and work issued lo ng pants which are considered appropriate for the task. The employee incurred bu rns to his upper torso, abdomen, upper arm and side after being struck by hot, p ressurized, water spewing from the boiler. The employee was hospitalized for tre atment.

Keywords: abdomen, arm, boiler, burn, chest, ear plugs, high pressure, high temperature, hot water, maintenance, ppe, ppe hazard assessment, protective clothing, struck by, torso, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1574138.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineers

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