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Accident: 170168850 - Employee Seriously Injured In Fall While Tarring Roof

Accident: 170168850 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/14/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11173313508/14/19901761Superior Weatherproofing
Employee #1 was applying hot tar to the edge of the northeast side of a roof. He was standing outside of the yellow caution tape that had been positioned near the roof's edge in order to warn him. The mini-mop, a two-wheeled cart that is 40 in. wide by 20 in. long and 1 ft. deep, spreads hot tar to specific areas. The mini-mop started to fall over the edge of the roof. Employee #1 attempted to stop the mini-mop's fall, lost his balance, and fell approximately 36 ft to the ground. The mini-mop fell on top of Employee #1 and the hot tar spilled onto his body. Employee #1 suffered a shattered bilateral pelvis, urethral disruption, and 3rd-degree burns over 25 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, roof, work rules, construction, pelvis, fall, fall protection, struck by, hot tar, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111733135 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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