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Accident: 201180544 - Employee Sustains Multiple Burns While Cleaning Ovens

Accident: 201180544 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 04/09/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30088863301/18/20015812New Cheung Hing Restaurant
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on April 9, 2000, Employee #1 was injured while working as a cook for the New Cheung Hing Restaurant in San Francisco, CA. He was cleaning the roasting ovens in the kitchen. When he finished, he was going to relight the pilot burner. He lit a piece of cardboard from a box and brought it to the oven. He opened the oven door to access the pilot burner. As Employee #1 approached the burner, a flareback occurred. He sustained second-degree and third-degree burns to his face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. He was driven to UCSF Medical Center by a coworker for treatment. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, chest, pilot light, oven, cleaning, fire, neck, arm, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300888633 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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