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Accident: 201507316 - Employee'E Finger Is Amputated By Falling Tar Kettle Lid

Accident: 201507316 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 01/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31005845803/27/20071761Acker & Guerrero Roof Company, Inc

On January 23, 2007, Employee #1 was manually removing an empty tar bucket from an asphalt kettle. The kettle cover was latched onto a groove supporting the cover bracket. The latch groove was partially filled with tar. The lid slipped and fell on Employee #1's right hand resulting in a distal amputation of the right ring finger. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital, operated on and discharged later on January 23, 2007.

Keywords: amputated, cover, roof, unsecured, finger, roofer, hot tar
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 3 36

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310058458 Hospitalized injury Amputation Roofers

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