Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 109384.015 - Employee Sustains Second Degree Burns When Sprayed In The Fa

Accident: 109384.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1343068.01508/30/2018Ringrose Transportation Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on August 30, 2018, Employee #1 was unloading his tanker truck that was filled with heated liquid asphalt, into storage tanks at an asphalt manufac turing facility. The employee backed his tanker truck up to the plant storage ta nks. He put on all of his necessary PPE (flame-resistant long sleeve shirt, thic k rubber gloves, eye protection, and a helmet with a plastic full facial shield) , and notified the plant foreman that he had arrived to unload his tanker. The e mployee then vented his truck by opening the lid located on top of the tanker to help with the suctioning of the material. As he hooked up the discharge hose fo r the product, the employee opened his rear discharge valve and the plant forema n began to turn on the plants pump to suction out all of the heated liquid aspha lt. It was noted that the heated liquid asphalt was approximately 325 degrees Fa hrenheit. The line began shaking, and seemed to be clogged or the load was empty . The employee decided to take off the rear discharge hose from his tanker. The line was still pressurized and burst off the rear discharge connection and spray ed Employee #1 in the face with the heated liquid asphalt. The plant foreman hea rd the employee screaming and came to his aid. The plant foreman then shut off t he pump for the plant and ensured that the employee was brought to a safe locati on. Emergency services were then called. Employee #1 sustained second degree bur ns to his face, neck, and upper chest. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: burn, chest, face, hot asphalt, neck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343068.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.