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Accident: 108127.015 - Employee Sustains Burns From Hot Oil

Accident: 108127.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1337422.01508/09/2018South Chicago Packing, Llc
At 12:45 p.m. on August 3, 2018, an employee was in the process of preparing to transfer 180 degree Fahrenheit palm oil through a series of tanks and a filter p ress. One or more of the valves between the tanks and filter press was not in th e correct position and caused the oil to overfill a tank and create pressure in the lines. When the employee opened the valve, which was located directly below the overfilled tank, the air pressure caused the heated oil to propel up and out the unsecured hatch lid and subsequently spray down onto the employee. The emp loyee sustained second degree burns on his shoulder, chest and face.
Keywords: burn, chest, face, hot cooking oil, oil tank, shoulder, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1337422.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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