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Accident: 170151617 - Employee Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 170151617 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/07/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620606906/10/19962952Elk Corporation Of Texas, Calif. Division
On May 7, 1996, Employee #1 was working on laminator lane A of an asphalt shingle plant. A coworker was working above him on laminator lane B. Due to a mechanical malfunction, laminator machine B was leaking hot asphalt which was being collected in a paper asphalt container. The coworker on lane B noticed that the container receiving asphalt was getting full, and he replaced it with an empty one. He was moving the full container when it ripped and hot asphalt flowed down through the grate platform, landing on Employee #1's hard hat. He sustained burns on his neck, arms, back, and hands.
Keywords: burn, work rules, equipment failure, rip, back, hot asphalt, neck, spill, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126206069 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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