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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The most dangerous foods to cook that cause fires


    When working in a professional kitchen, accidents at work become par for the course. Chefs often come to realise that they have very few colleagues without scarred hands and arms from slips of the knife and burns. Yet, by understanding what are some of the dangerous foods to cook that can lead to fires, chefs are able to work accordingly and help to minimise the risk of workplace accidents.

    Dangerous foods to cook that cause fires

    You are unlikely to find them in today’s professional kitchen, however, chips cooked in chip pans are one of the most dangerous foods to cook. Their place in the ranks of dangerous foods to cook comes due to the high risk of oil overheating and causing overwhelming fires, which are extremely difficult to extinguish.

    Given the nature of the chip pan fire, it will come as no surprise that any produce fried or deep-fat-fried in oil are classed as dangerous foods to cook. It is important to get the right measure on the oil you use and prevent it from overheating or spilling on to open flames.

    When kitchen fires aren’t caused by dangerous foods

    While we can identify some of the most dangerous foods to cook, most kitchen fires start for an entirely different reason. Many fire-related kitchen incidents begin due to lack of attention, when food is left to cook unattended and catches fire.

    Accidents at work

    As many chefs will know, professional kitchens are fast-paced environments and often understaffed. If you suffer an accident at work and you believe you are not to blame for the incident in question, you could be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.

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    When you are at work, across all sectors, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. In the case that you suffer an injury due to employer negligence, it is likely that your employer will have failed in their duty of care, and you can claim compensation.

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    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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