To the best of my knowledge, there is no specific reference to the extent of kammic retribution. The reference you gave is most probably from one of the Mahayana text, which gives a more graphic description. I personally have reservation as to the validity. Not to be disrespectful, a question one may like to ask is "what happens after the unlucky ones fall off the platform, and being burnt?" There will be other questions as well, but let's just keep it at that. We can just safely assume that bad actions will result in bad rebirths; and very evil actions will result in a very hellish rebirth. As for the details, I think there is none in the Theravada text (However, I may be wrong).
Hope this helps.