VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — An Anheuser-Busch brewery worker suffered serious burns Sunday afternoon after falling into a vat of hot mash at the bottling plant in Van Nuys, authorities said.
The worker, a man is his 40s, was attempting to funnel sediments from the mash into a tanker truck when fell into the vat containing the 180-degree mixture, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.READ MORE: Hester Ford, The Oldest Living American, Has Died
Firefighters and paramedics responded to the brewery, located at 15800 Roscoe Blvd., just before 1 p.m., Humphrey said. The man was able to get out of the vat himself, and paramedics took him to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.READ MORE: Garcetti Proposes Nearly $1B To Battle LA Homelessness Crisis
The man suffered burns to 30 percent of his body, including first- and second-degree burns to his thighs, Humphrey said.MORE NEWS: Officials On Rescue Mission To Free Whales Caught Up In Buoy, Rope
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