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Accident: 14291694 - Employee Burned By Hot Tar When Pipe Ruptures

Accident: 14291694 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 11/17/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10571623702/09/19891761Valley Roofing Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10571618702/08/19891731Varney Electric Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was waiting for transportation home. Another employer on the job site was pumping approximately 350 degree Fahrenheit tar from a tar kettle through a 40 ft pipe onto a roof. The pipe broke and splattered tar onto Employee #1's face, hair, neck, and hands. Employee #1 was treated by a physician for second-degree burns on his hands and face and third-degree burns on his hands.
Keywords: equipment failure, pipe, hot tar, hand, burn, construction, rupture, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105716237 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sheet metal worker apprentices
2 105716187 Occupation Not Listed

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