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Accident: 115617.015 - Employee Burns Hands And Lower Extremities From Lit Sterno

Accident: 115617.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387002.01504/22/2019Pat'S Restaurant & Catering, Inc.
At 10:50 a.m. on February 18, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a catering company, was working as a waiter/bar tender at a catered funeral at a synagogue. He was cleaning up after the funeral and emptying a coffee urn. A Sterno, canned denat ured alcohol gel, was still lit and caught his clothing on fire. Employee #1 sus tained burns to both hands and right lower extremities. He was hospitalized and received a skin graft on his lower leg.
Keywords: alcohol, burn, cleaning, clothing, fire, hand, leg, skin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387002.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Waiters and waitresses

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