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Accident: 170614242 - Employee Burned By Splashed Hot Asphalt Roofing Tar

Accident: 170614242 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 09/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196671910/06/19951761Todd Devaughn Roofing
At 2:00 p.m. on September 28, 1995, Employee #1 and coworkers, of Todd DeVaughn Roofing, were re-roofing a single-story duplex apartment with a 3:12 pitch roof. Employee #1 had a full bucket of hot asphalt and had walked about 35 ft across the slatted roof when he stumbled and fell. The hot tar splashed onto his right glove, causing him to drop the bucket and spill hot tar onto his arms and left foot. He sustained third-degree burns on his right hand, fingers, and forearm, left back of hand, and entire lower left arm to above the elbow. He was wearing shoes with multiple coats of built-up tar that were hard to walk in and caused him to trip. He also thought that a board might have broken.
Keywords: board, burn, work rules, construction, tripped, walking surface, hot asphalt, spill, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111966719 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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