Employee #1 was working in a fast food restaurant. The fryer for the French fries needed to be drained of spent cooking oil. The employee regularly assigned to do this task was on vacation. Therefore, a newer employee was assigned to do it. After the employee was given instructions on how to do it, this employee used a 5-gallon plastic pail as a container for the drained spent hot oil instead of the stainless steel pan. The oil was approximately 630 degrees Fahrenheit. The employee claimed that he always saw the regular person use the pail so he thought it was okay to use it as well. The plastic pail melted due to the heat and the oil spilled on the floor. Employee #1 was allegedly told of the spill immediately but slipped and fell as he was leaving the area that had yet to be cordoned off. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns from the hot oil.
Degree of Injury: Hospitalized Injury
Nature of Injury: Burn/Scald ( Hot Oil )
Occupation: Short Order Cook and Food Preparation