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Accident: 170608038 - Employee Suffers Burns In Fall Into Hog Scalding Tank

Accident: 170608038 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/22/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11980352606/09/19945421Avila Meat Company

Employee #1, of the Avila Meat Company, was using a pole to turn hog carcasses in a scalding tank unit. The unit, which moves the carcasses from the scalding tank and into a dehiding machine, became stuck, causing a malfunction. Employee #1 was using the pole to push the stuck unit down when he lost his balance and fell into the 4 ft deep tank. The tank, which was not equipped with guardrails, did not have guardrails, contained 150 degree F water. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns from his lower stomach down his legs, and third-degree burns to both feet.

Keywords: burn, guardrail, work rules, lost balance, mech malfunction, foot, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119803526 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters

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