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Accident: 170185953 - Construction Worker Burned When He Spills Hot Tar On Himself

Accident: 170185953 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/27/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11202212409/27/19911761Ams Roofing
AT APPROXIMATELY 11:50 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 27, 1991, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON THE ROOF OF A BUILDING COMPLEX. AS HE WAS CARRYING A BUCKET FULL OF HOT TAR TO OTHER WORKERS WHO WERE LAYING THE DRY ROOF MATERIAL, HE TRIPPED ON AN OBJECT IN HIS PATH. THE HOT TAR IN THE BUCKET SPLASHED ON HIS RIGHT UPPER EXTREMITIES AND FACE AS HE FELL. HE WAS TAKEN TO VALLEY CIRCLE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TREATED FOR FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE BURNS. HE WAS LATER TRANSFERRED TO THE USC BURN CENTER.
Keywords: burn, construction, tripped, roofer, spill, face, hot tar, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112022124 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers

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