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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114745.015 Event: 03/16/2019Employee Is Burned By Hot Cooking Oil
At 10:30 a.m. on March 16, 2019, an employee was working at a limited-service re staurant. He was a full-time employee. He was helping with cooking in the kitche n. He was in the kitchen/prep area. He had started his regular shift. He began t o do maintenance work around the workplace. After that, the restaurant got busy, and the employee began taking drive-through orders. To help with an order, he w as going to fry some tacos. He made his way to the frying area. On top of the fr yers, there was a rack for holding the tacos as they were fried. On top of the r ack, there was a pot. Another worker had previously used the pot to filter and c lean hot cooking oil. The other worker had forgotten about the pot and left it o n top of the fryers. When the employee grabbed the pot, he spilled oil on his le ft hand. He immediately went to wash his hand. The manager was notified. He foll owed directions by calling a health clinic. The health clinic representative tal ked to the employee as well as gave the manager direction on what to do. The man ager and the employee went to a pharmacy nearby to buy some additional burn aid. After that, the employee went home. The following day, the employee went to the hospital. He had suffered a second-degree burn to his left hand. He was hospita lized. The employer reported the incident in compliance with the reporting requi rement. An opening conference was held on March 19, 2019. It was determined that no standard, rule, order, or regulation set forth in Title 8, California Code o f Regulations had been violated in connection with this industrial incident.
Keywords: burn, food preparation, fryer, hand, hot cooking oil, maintenance, spill
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387566.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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