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Accident: 14349427 - Employees Burned When Steam From Poultry Cooker Escaped

Accident: 14349427 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 08/06/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10155718910/20/19862015Green Acre Farms, Inc.,
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE OPERATING COOKERS IN THE RENDERING SECTION OF A CHICKEN PROCESSING PLANT. ON AUGUST 6, 1986, AT APPROXIMATELY 3 AM, A DOOR HINGE SNAPPED ON COOKER #2 (STAMANCO COOKER, MFG # 5194-4X, 1969). STEAM AND POULTRY MEAL WERE RELEASED AT TEMPERATURES EXCEEDING 275 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF COOKER #3 WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. HE ESCAPED BY USING THE STAIRWAY AND RUNNING TO THE NEAREST EXIT. HE RECEIVED MINOR BURNS TO HIS HANDS, BACK AND EARS, AND WAS TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF COOKER #1 AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. HE WAS TRAPPED BETWEEN THE RELEASING STEAM AND THE WALL. HE RECEIVED SECOND DEGREE BURNS TO MOST OF HIS BODY AND DIED AT THE HOSPITAL ON OCTOBER 16, 1986. THERE WERE NO EXITS ON THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE BUILDING.
Keywords: burn, obstructed egress, cooker, ear, steam, back, door, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101557189 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 101557189 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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