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Accident: 170206858 - Apprentice Roofer Slips On Roof, Is Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 170206858 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11199238410/28/19911761Henris Roofing
Employee #1, an apprentice roofer, was carrying two half-full buckets of hot asphalt from a kettle pump at the west end of the roof to a work crew at the east end of the roof. He was walking on the ridge of the 3.5:12 pitch roof covered with pea gravel. When he reached the end of the gravel, Employee #1 lost his footing and slipped. He spilled the contents of one bucket on his hands, arms, and other body parts, then slid down the spilled asphalt off the roof edge and onto a lower level roof. Employee #1 sustained a fractured ankle.
Keywords: burn, slip, construction, hot asphalt, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, spill, arm, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111992384 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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