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Accident: 170694350 - Employee Suffers 2nd Degree Burns In Boilover

Accident: 170694350 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/19/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12009370307/29/19932022Leprino Foods Company
Employee #1 was obtaining testing equipment from a storage cabinet when the electric controller to CIP tank #7 (Barksdale temperature controller) malfunctioned, causing the temperature in tank #7 to rise above a specified level while steam was injecting into the tank. This resulted in a violent boiling of the water/caustic solution and subsequent splashing boilover from the tank onto Employee #1. The tank's lid was not secured to prevent it from opening and thus prevent boilover/splashing from burning Employee #1's back and legs.
Keywords: burn, caustic, work rules, steam, back, tank, accidental discharge, high temperature, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120093703 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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