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Accident: 170152862 - Employee'S Hand Burned By Flowing Coal Tar Pitch

Accident: 170152862 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/02/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006855603/10/19931761Independent Roofing Consultants
At 1:30 p.m. on March 2, 1993, Employee #1 was standing within three feet of a clogged coal tar pipe when the tar loosened because of the heat and an undetermined amount of coal tar pitch flowed onto his left hand. The employee suffered a serious injury. A serious citation of 1728(a) was issued to the employer for failure to provide and enforce the use of skin protection when near an exposure source.
Keywords: burn, coal tar pitch, ppe, work rules, construction, clogged, flowing material, pipe, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120068556 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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