Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170608038 - Employee Suffers Burns In Fall Into Hog Scalding Tank
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|119803526||06/09/1994||5421||Avila 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.
|1||119803526||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Butchers and meat cutters|