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Accident: 108339.015 - Employee Incurs Severe Burns In Fire Caused By Roofing Adhes

Accident: 108339.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1339491.01508/17/2018Rainbow Construction Service, Llc
At 1:38 a.m. on August 15, 2018, an employee was using a flammable solvent-based adhesive to install thermoplastic polyolefin membrane on a roof. A coworker had set up a propane torch to dry moisture accumulation on the roof when the employ ee walked too close to the torch. The employee's clothing caught fire and the em ployee panicked and ran into the area of the roof where the adhesive was being a pplied. The fire enveloped the employee and he received second and third degree burns to eighty percent of his body and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, clothing, fire, flammable liquid, glue, installing, propane torch, roof, roofer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1339491.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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