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Accident: 170681563 - Employee Burned By Steam And Beans From Pressure Cooker

Accident: 170681563 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/03/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12463920411/16/19945812Taco Time
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on November 3, 1994, Employee #1 had lifted a pressure cooker containing about 40 pounds of beans and approximately 20 pounds of water from a stove and set it on the floor next to a garbage can. He then unscrewed the wing nuts from the pressure cooker while the steam was still being released from the relief valve. He had unscrewed a couple of the wing nuts when the lid broke in half under the handle and blew off the cooker. The lid landed upside down in a garbage can away from the employee and the cooker's contents burned Employee #1 on the chest, face, and right arm. His mother was called and she transported him to the hospital, where he was hospitalized for several days for second- and third-degree burns and to undergo skin grafts.
Keywords: burn, chest, work rules, cooker, high pressure, struck by, arm, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124639204 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Kitchen workers, food preparation

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