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Accident: 202691978 - Worker Burns Foot While Using Hot Stream Pressure Washer

Accident: 202691978 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670095408/28/20130723Rolling Hills Nut Company Inc
On August 22, 2013, Employee #1, a 39-year-old male Rolling Hills Nut Company Inc., was pressure spraying almond bins to clean them. The pressure was approximately 3,000 psi and the temperature of the water was reported to be around 225 degrees. Employee #1 used his foot to keep the bins from moving. The boot that Employee #1 was wearing had a hole in it, when the water hit his foot; he suffered a burn to his foot that required skin grafts.
Keywords: burn, steam cleaner, ppe, cleaning, steam, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316700954 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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