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Accident: 114745.015 - Employee Is Burned By Hot Cooking Oil

Accident: 114745.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387566.01503/19/2019Desert Jack Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on March 16, 2019, an employee was working at a limited-service restaurant. He was a full-time employee. He was helping with cooking in the kitchen. He was in the kitchen/prep area. He had started his regular shift. He began to do maintenance work around the workplace. After that, the restaurant got busy, and the employee began taking drive-through orders. To help with an order, he was going to fry some tacos. He made his way to the frying area. On top of the fryers, there was a rack for holding the tacos as they were fried. On top of the rack, there was a pot. Another worker had previously used the pot to filter and clean hot cooking oil. The other worker had forgotten about the pot and left it on top of the fryers. When the employee grabbed the pot, he spilled oil on his left hand. He immediately went to wash his hand. The manager was notified. He followed directions by calling a health clinic. The health clinic representative talked to the employee as well as gave the manager direction on what to do. The manager and the employee went to a pharmacy nearby to buy some additional burn aid. After that, the employee went home. The following day, the employee went to the hospital. He had suffered a second-degree burn to his left hand. He was hospitalized. The employer reported the incident in compliance with the reporting requirement. An opening conference was held on March 19, 2019. It was determined that no standard, rule, order, or regulation set forth in Title 8, California Code of Regulations had been violated in connection with this industrial incident.
Keywords: spill, burn, fryer, hot cooking oil, maintenance, hand, food preparation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1387566.015 17 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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