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Accident: 14238844 - Employee Burned By Hot Asphalt Oil

Accident: 14238844 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 09/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11460711209/13/19901611Granite Construction C0.
Employee #1 was responsible for measuring the storage tanks of asphalt and determining whether or not the tank trucks could unload. He would climb a ladder to the top of the tank, measure the level of the asphalt with a measuring stick, and then lower the stick into a cleaning tube located near the bottom of the tank. This cleaning tube was filled with diesel. Employee #1 was refilling the cleaning tube when the asphalt from the storage tank overflowed and struck him on the back of the neck and the back. He suffered burns.
Keywords: burn, overloaded, construction, storage tank, back, hot asphalt, neck, spill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114607112 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.

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