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Accident: 170209720 - Employee Slips, Drops Buckets Of Asphalt, And Burns Hands

Accident: 170209720 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 09/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11974798810/18/19931761Mccurdy Roofing
Employee #1 was carrying buckets of hot asphalt on a roof that had a pitch less than 4:12 when he slipped on roof flax that had just been applied. When he was interviewed, he was unaware of the slipping hazard of roof flax. The application of the new roof covering was not well planned to keep employees from stepping on the flax. Employee #1's hands were burned by the asphalt. He was not wearing hand protection and was wearing a short-sleeve shirt.
Keywords: burn, roof, ppe, work rules, construction, steep grade, hot asphalt, slippery surface, spill, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119747988 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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