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Accident: 115667.015 - Restaurant Employee Is Burned By Hot Cooking Grease

Accident: 115667.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 03/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1395645.01504/08/2019The Quarry Kitchen & Spirits, Llc
At 9:30 p.m. on March 21, 2019, an employee was working as a kitchen worker at a full-service restaurant. He prepared food. He was emptying hot cooking grease f rom the fryer to a pot. The pot was then to be carried outside and emptied into a specific collection container. The employee had transferred the hot cooking gr ease into the 19-liter (5-gallon) pot. The employee was carrying the full pot th rough the kitchen, approximately 4.6 meters (15 feet), when he tripped on an ant i-slip mat. The anti-slip mat had been improperly set and overlapped another mat . This overlap created a trip hazard. Hot cooking grease splashed out of the pot and onto the employee's exposed arms and face. The employee suffered first-, se cond-, and third-degree burns on his arms and face. He was hospitalized. Treatme nt included scrubbing the blisters and applying bandages.
Keywords: arm, burn, face, fall, food preparation, hot cooking oil, skin, spill, tripped, walking surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395645.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Kitchen workers, food preparation

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