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Accident: 201485695 - Employee Injured By Fall Into Hot Oil Fryer

Accident: 201485695 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 06/11/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034071607/25/20035812Yan Can Restaurant
At 10:37 p.m. on June 11, 2003, a serious accident occurred at the Yan Can Restaurant, located in Concord, California. Employee #1 received second-degree burns on both feet when Employee #1 fell into a hot oil fryer unit. Once the restaurant closes, Employee #1 is required to remove the ventilation hood filters for cleaning. In order to remove the filters, Employee #1 climbed on the grill and fryer unit, straddling the hot oil and burner areas. Employee #1 placed a heavy duty sheet pan over the hot oil. Employee #1 tried to stand on the sheet pan to access the filters on that end of the grill and fryer unit. The sheet pan slipped and Employee #1's feet went into the hot oil. Employee #1 suffered burns to his feet but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, ventilation, slip, hot cooking oil, fryer, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120340716 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Short-order cooks

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