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Accident: 170176341 - Roofer Slips And Burns Hand On Spilled Hot Tar

Accident: 170176341 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 12/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11173414112/13/19901761Blues Roofing Company
AT APPROXIMATELY 2:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 7, 1990, EMPLOYEE #1, A ROOFER, WAS WORKING ON THE ROOF OF THE SHERATON PALACE HOTEL. HE WAS FILLING POUR-BUCKETS WITH HOT TAR AND CARRYING THEM TO THE FOREMAN WHO WAS DOING THE ASPHALT POURING, APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET AWAY. EMPLOYEE #1'S SHIRT SLEEVES WERE ABOVE THE ELBOW, AND HE FAILED TO WEAR GLOVES. WHILE HE WAS CARRYING A FULL POUR-BUCKET WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 25 POUNDS, EMPLOYEE #1 STEPPED INTO HOT ROOFING ASPHALT THAT HAD BEEN FRESHLY POURED. THE SURFACE WAS SLIPPERY, HE SLID, AND THE POUR-BUCKET RELEASED THE HOT TAR AS SOON AS IT HIT THE ROOF. EMPLOYEE #1 LANDED WITH HIS RIGHT HAND IN THE HOT TAR AND ASPHALT. HE SUFFERED A THIRD-DEGREE BURN ON HIS RIGHT HAND AND WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 4 DAYS AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL. TWO SERIOUS CITATIONS OF SECTIONS 1510(A) AND 1728(A) ARE APPLICABLE TO THIS ACCIDENT.
Keywords: burn, glove, work rules, slip, construction, roofer, slippery surface, hot tar, hand, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111734141 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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