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Accident: 94016.015 - Employee'S Back, Chest And Arms Are Burned By Hot Water

Accident: 94016.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 03/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1218355.01503/20/2017Rich Products Corporation
At 6:00 a.m. on March 11, 2017, a washout was being performed on the pre-mix ket tle of Ribbon 1. Products such as but not limited to, icings and frostings were made on Ribbon 1. A wash out was done when a different product was made. Occasio nally, product would clog a 2 inch pipe that was between the pre-mix kettle and another machine. When the pipe clogged, employees would have to use a pressurize d air hose to push the clog through. The 2 inch pipe was located under the bowl of the pre-mix kettle and had a quick connect adaptor for the air hose. On the d ay of the incident, the employee filled the pre-mix kettle to the top with water and heated it to approximately 190 degrees. The water would not transfer throug h the 2 inch pipe so the employee connected the air hose. This resulted in the p ressurized air going into the pre-mix kettle instead of the 2 inch pipe. The hot water overflowed and spilled onto the employee, who was positioned below the ke ttle bowl where the air connection was located. The employee sustained first and second degree burns to his back, chest and arms.
Keywords: burn, clogged, pipe, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1218355.015 28 M Hospitalized injury

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