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Accident: 201077500 - Employee Is Injured When Burned By Hot Water

Accident: 201077500 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/05/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534102407/25/20115812Fish Market Restaurants
At 10:45 p.m. on July 5, 2011, Employee #1, a dish washer working for a restaurant, was seriously injured when he tripped over a metal pot full of hot water. A ten gallon chowder pot was filled with hot water and placed on the floor underneath a sink. There are arms that protrude from the chowder pot which suspends the pot over a double boiler. The arms stuck out from under the sink and obstructed the aisle way. Employee #1 was walking to the dishwashing area when his left foot made contact with the arm of the pot and tipped it over, spilling hot water on Employee #1s' leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized for seven days at the UC San Diego Burn Center for third degree burns to the lower left leg.
Keywords: burn, food preparation, pot, tripped, foot, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315341024 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Kitchen workers, food preparation

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