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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc. in Santa Rosa, Texas

DATE: 03/29/16

Employees were about to take samples of hot sugar cane juice as the machine was processing the sugar cane. An air bubble inside the line caused the line to burp, and 200-degree hot sugar cane juice inside the line splattered onto the employees.
Two employees sustained first and second degree burns.

Report ID 2016032614  
Date 03/29/2016  
UPA 1076754  
Inspection 1138247  
Primary NAICS 311311  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 5229 Food products, n.e.c.
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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