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Accident: 170843965 - Employee Burned In Same-Level Fall Into Hot Asphalt

Accident: 170843965 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/07/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559776507/10/20001761De Mello Roofing
Employee #1 and coworkers were reroofing a commercial building. Employee #1 was pushing a two-wheeled mop cart filled with hot asphalt while a coworker was pushing a similar asphalt cart approximately 4 ft behind him. Employee #1 and the coworker both stopped, and the coworker left for another work area, leaving the carts until they were needed. Employee #1 stepped back from his cart and was turning when his leg hit against the cart behind him. He lost his balance and fell against the cart, causing it to tip over and spill hot asphalt on the roof. Before he could catch his balance, Employee #1 fell over the cart and into the hot asphalt on the roof, burning both hands and one side of his face. The accident resulted from the carts stopping too close together. Employee #1 was also not wearing any hand protection.
Keywords: burn, clearance, ppe, work rules, construction, hot asphalt, fall, spill, lost balance, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125597765 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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