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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14470728 - Employee Killed When Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 14470728 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 05/02/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10041440805/06/19863999W. R. Meadows Of Pa, Inc.
Employee #1 was opening or had just opened a horizontal water tank when its end broke open, releasing 6,000 gallons of 400 degree F asphalt. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns over 85 percent of his body. He died as a result of his burns and ensuing respiratory problems.
Keywords: burn, respiratory, equipment failure, hot asphalt, tank, accidental discharge, asphalt, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100414408 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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