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Accident: 201060563 - Three Employees Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201060563 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12013541306/13/19971761Raneri & Long Roofing Co Inc.
Employee #1 had worn out a nylon mop used to apply hot asphalt tar. When he went to get another one, he did not notice that a can of spray material was stuck to the mop. Employee #1 returned to the roof and stuck the mop in the 400 degree Fahrenheit asphalt. The can exploded and hot asphalt splashed on Employees #1 through #3, all of whom suffered second-degree burns. No violations of Title 8 were found.
Keywords: burn, roof, construction, explosion, hot asphalt, hot tar, asphalt, high temperature, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120135413 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia
2 120135413 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia
3 120135413 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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