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Accident: 112270.015 - Employee On Roof Is Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 112270.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1344695.01509/06/2018Petersendean, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on August 20, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, was engaged in roofing operations on the flat roof of a five-story multifamily resi dential structure. He was applying hot asphalt over a layer of felt. As the em ployee pushed a cart containing hot asphalt, moving it from one area of the roof to another, his right foot stepped into a 12-inch by 12-inch hole that was inte nded for a metal vent, to be installed later. The hole was covered with felt bu t not marked or guarded. Employee #1 fell onto the roof's surface, and the cart tipped over and spilled hot asphalt onto his hands and right leg. He was weari ng appropriate gloves and pants, but hot asphalt went inside his gloves and pene trated through his pants. Emergency services transported the employee to the ho spital, where he was admitted and treated for third and fourth degree burns. Em ployee #1 remained hospitalized for 10 days.
Keywords: burn, fall, floor hole, glove, hand, hot asphalt, material handling, ppe, residential construction, roof, roof opening, roofer, struck by, unguarded fl opening, walking surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1344695.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 0
Cause: Roofing

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