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Accident: 200651560 - Employee Is Burned When Splashed With Hot Oil

Accident: 200651560 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 01/02/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31255113803/04/20095411Piggly Wiggly
At approximately 6:40 a.m. on January 2, 2009, Employee #1, a deli clerk, emptied hot oil from a pressure fryer into a plastic bucket. The plastic bucket was used for pastry glaze, and then cleaned out for alternate usage. It was not heat resistant. The operating temperature of the oil was approximately 350-degrees Fahrenheit. It was uncertain how hot it was at the time of contact, but the unit had not been shut off very long. The hot oil melted through the bucket which was being pushed on a cart to a storage area. Hot oil cascaded from the bucket into the cart and onto Employee #1's lower torso and legs as she pushed the cart. Employee #1 sustained serious burns to her body and was immediately hospitalized. Employee #1 died on February 3, 2009.
Keywords: burn, heat, hot cooking oil, torso, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312551138 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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