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Accident: 170872022 - Employees Burned By Water From Steamer

Accident: 170872022 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/31/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577487704/29/19978221Cal State Fresno Auxiliary
Employee #1 was preparing food for students. She placed eggs into the Cleveland steamer to be boiled. When the unit was turned off, the steam chamber drained the water out. After the eggs were steamed, she waited about 10 minutes to open the steamer door. Hot water gushed out and splashed against her apron and legs. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns on her left leg, and she was later hospitalized after it became infected. The steamer drain probably became plugged because of scaling. Employee #1 said that they had been having problems with the steamer for three or four weeks. It was serviced and placed back into operation after the accident.
Keywords: burn, inadequate maint, work rules, cooker, clogged, mech malfunction, high temperature, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125774877 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bakers

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