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Accident: 96283.015 - Two Employees Are Injured When Pressure Cooker Explodes

Accident: 96283.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 05/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1239173.01505/30/2017Rip 480, Inc.

At 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2017, Employee #1, a manager, was training a new worker on how to use a Collectramatic fryer cooker. The new worker did not install the lid of the pressure cooker properly, prior to cooking. The metal plate of the li d was installed on the top of the pressure relief valve instead of in the notch located at the middle part of the valve. The pressure could not be released beca use the lid was blocking the valve. Employee #1 and another manager tried openin g the latch of the lid, including hitting it with a hammer. The lid of the press ure cooker later exploded from the boiling pressure and struck the employee in t he head. Employee #1 also sustained second to third degree burns on his upper ex tremities from the hot cooking oil. Employee #2 also suffered a burn injury to h is hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords: burn, explosion, head, heat, hot cooking oil, pressure vessel, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1239173.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury Cooks, except short order
2 1239173.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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