Food Truck Worker Burned at High School Event in Weston

A 31-year-old food truck worker, accidentally burned on her face and head on Thursday, is airlifted by BSO Air Rescue to Broward General Medical Center for treatment. MIKE JACHLES / BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE FIRE RESCUE Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/22/2420390/food-truck-worker-burned-at-high.html#ixzz1YjnmkpGU

By LUISA YANEZ | MiamiHerald.com

A 31-year-old food truck worker, accidentally burned on her face and head on Thursday, is airlifted by BSO Air Rescue to Broward General Medical Center for treatment. MIKE JACHLES / BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE FIRE RESCUE

A 31-year-old woman working at a food truck outside Cypress Bay High in Weston was burned Thursday afternoon while preparingfood.

The food truck, the Miami-based Palate Party, was one of several trucks at the school for a pre-football game day event, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred when the woman was attempting to start a propane-powered fryer inside the truck at around 4:15 p.m., said Mike Jachles, BSO fire rescue spokesman.

As she went to start the fryer with a match, she did not realize the gas knobs has been on and sparked a flash fire. Her co-worker was not injured.

The woman, whose name was not released, sustained burns to the face and head and was airlifted by BSO Air Rescue to Broward General Medical Center for treatment.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.