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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309507390 - Sodexho, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 309507390Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 11/04/2005

Sodexho, Inc.
1 Medimmune Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5812/Eating Places
NAICS: 722310/Food Service Contractors
Mailing: 9801 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 1006, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/01/2005
Close Case:03/02/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,550
Current Penalty $1,775 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,775
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 50104 A 01/05/2006 01/10/2006 $1,775 $3,550 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202357786Event: 11/04/2005Two Employees Are Burned When Butane Cylinder Explodes
On November 4, 2005, Employees #1 and #2 were working at a steam table, trying to keep food warm. The steam kettle was not working, so Employee #1, working as the cook, improvised during the lunch period by setting up two portable butane burners to heat the water. The burners were set approximately two to three inches apart. He turned one burner on and was using the second burner to stabilize the 18-inch wide pan of water. Employee #1 set the temperature on the first burner at approximately 145 to 150 degrees F. The second burner, which he did not light, still had a can of butane in it. The flame on the first burner heated the can of butane in the second burner, causing it to explode. The fireball from the explosion injured Employees #1 and #2 and a customer who was nearby. The two employees (and the customer) received first-degree burns and were hospitalized as a result of the explosion.
Keywords: burn, heat, food preparation, butane, cylinder, work rules, explosion, chemical reaction, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309507390 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
2 309507390 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Cooks, except short order

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