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Inspection: 119977585 - Grimway Frozen Foods

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 119977585Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 12/07/2000

Grimway Frozen Foods
830 E Sycamore Rd
Arvin, CA 93203
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0723/Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning
Mailing: P O Box 81507, Bakersfield, CA 93380

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/07/2000
Close Case:05/16/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170629034Event: 11/13/2000Employee Burned From Broken Steam Line
Employee #1 was burned from a broken steam line. He was assigned to operate the carrot line. The product was not operating correctly. He climbed up the ladder to see what was going on and found no problems, so he climbed down. He picked up a shovel on the floor and walked about 10 to 12 feet to the next station. As he turned around, the pressure vessel had a sudden release of pressure. It produced a cloud of smoke, and this cloud hit him. He tried to run out of the area. But, he could not see and fell down. He then rolled out of the area. He got up and shut the processing line down. He did not realize that he was burned until someone told him. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: burn, steam line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119977585 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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