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Accident: 170897821 - Employee'S Face And Hands Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 170897821 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/27/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612739811/12/19981761Southern California Roofing Co.
At approximately 11.00 a.m. on October 27,1998, Employee #1, of the Southern California Roofing Company, and eight coworkers were engaged in renovations to the roof of a commercial building. He was walking on the roof carrying a 5 gallon bucket of hot asphalt when he slipped and fell. The hot asphalt splashed over his face and hands, and he suffered second- and third-degree burns. Employee #1 was not wearing gloves or goggles at the time of the accident.
Keywords: burn, protective clothing, roof, ppe, work rules, construction, hot asphalt, fall, face, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126127398 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall, other

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