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Accident: 14297444 - Hand Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 14297444 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 10/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
285776111/05/19852952Gaf Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SCRAPING A PAN NEAR A FLOW OF HOT ASPHALT. AS HE PULLED HIS HAND AWAY FROM THE PAN THE GLOVE HE WAS WEARING CAUGHT ON ONE OF THE ASPHALT APPLICATORS. THE GLOVE WAS IMMEDIATELY FILLED WITH LIQUID ASPHALT AT ABOUT 400 DEGREES. HE SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER THE HAND AREA CONTACTED BY THE ASPHALT. THE ASPHALT APPLICATORS WERE EQUIPPED WITH VALVES, BUT THE VALVES WERE SO SMALL THEY COULD NOT BE EASILY OPERATED WITH BULKY GLOVES ON. THE EMPLOYEE HAD TO USE GLOVES TO AVOID BEING BURNED BY THE HOT ASPHALT. AFTER THE ACCIDENT EXTENSION HANDLES WERE ADDED TO THE APPLICATORS SO THAT THE EMPLOYEE COULD STOP THE ASPHALT FLOW BEFORE ATTEMPTING CLEANING OPERATIONS.
Keywords: burn, glove, cleaning, hot asphalt, hand, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2857761 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Cementing and gluing machine operators

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