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Accident: 202541348 - Cook Is Burned When Propane Stove Flashes When Lit

Accident: 202541348 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615435010/22/20095812More Gusto Catering Dba El Cholo Catering

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2009, a worker with More Gusto Catering dba El Cholo Catering, Los Angeles, Ca, which owns eight restaurants and two catering companies, was inspecting a rented propane stove to be used for a wedding reception. The site was a public venue used for weddings. Employee #1 was attempting to light the pilot lights with a lighter with a long tip. As he bent down to light the stove, it flashed and gave him second-degree burns to his forearms, face, and eyes. He was taken by paramedics to a burn specialty hospital, where he was hospitalized for two days, due to the involvement of his eyes.

Keywords: burn, eye, food preparation, flammable liquid, forearm, ignition system, cooker, flashback, propane, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126154350 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Cooks, except short order

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