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Accident: 170703870 - Employee Burned When Splashed By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 170703870 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/29/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11997374102/05/19974213Don E. Keith Transportation
At 6:00 a.m. on August 29, 1996, Employee #1, a tank truck driver for Don Keith Transportation, was unloading asphalt at Lemon Grove, CA. While connecting the hose and unloading the tank truck, he wore protective clothing; however, before disconnecting the hose he took off his long sleeves because the ambient temperature exceeded 90 degrees F. As he disconnected the hose, approximately 370 degrees F. asphalt that had remained inside of it after unloading, splashed on his right forearm. He was hospitalized with third-degree burns. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 had been employed by the company for two years.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, protective clothing, work rules, forearm, truck, hot asphalt, spill, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119973741 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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