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Accident: 119948115 - Employee Injured When Burned By Hot Tar

Accident: 119948115 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994811501/25/20013479Mobile Pipe Wrapper & Coaters Inc
At 2:30 p.m. on November 22, 2000, Employee #1, a pipe coater employed by Select Personnel, sustained second and third-degree burns to his right hand while applying a hot tar mixture to a section of steel pipe. The accident occurred at the secondary employer's work site, Mobile Pipe Wrappers and Coaters, Inc. The accident occurred when a coworker inadvertently poured hot tar onto the sleeve of Employee #1. The tar then flowed down his sleeve and under his glove gauntlet and onto his right hand. Employee #1 was transported by helicopter to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was treated and hospitalized for 2.5 days for burns.
Keywords: burn, steel tube, glove, coating operation, hot tar, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119948115 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Production helpers

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