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Accident: 200371813 - Employee Injured When Using Cooker

Accident: 200371813 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30355786208/23/20012015Gold Kist Inc. Sc Poultry Div.
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on August 7, 2001, Employee #1 was attempting to open the door of a feather cooker when steam and feather meal erupted through the door. Employee #1 did not have a flat metal shield in place in front of the door and he suffered second and third degree burns over approximately 10 to 12 percent of the body. It was determined that the cooker's "bleed-off" valve was not working properly. This was due to the fact that the vent line and valve were almost completely clogged by feather meal. The employer had no established guidelines for routinely checking or cleaning the vent lines. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, heat, safety relief valve, cooker, equipment failure, steam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303557862 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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