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Accident: 200801017 - Employee Burned As A Result Of Over Pressurized Steam Cooker

Accident: 200801017 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 10/15/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30610809310/23/20032022Great Lakes Cheese Of Wisconsin
On October 15, 2003, Employee #1 was troubleshooting the temperature concerns of a coworker. The coworker was cooking processed cheese with a steam cooker, also called a lay down cooker, when 200 degree cheese accumulated by the air vent, creating an over pressurization. Consequently, when the coworker turned the screw off and not the steam, 250 lbs of 200-degree cheese exploded out of the hatch, located on top of the steam cooker, hitting Employee #1. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, food preparation, ppe, cooker, steam, struck by, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306108093 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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