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Accident: 201063179 - Employee Burned When Splashed By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201063179 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/29/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12027866803/16/20001799The Shower Pan Man Inc
On February 29, 2000, Employee #1 was carrying a half-full 5-gallon bucket of 500 degrees F hot asphalt to a coworker on the lower level of a residential construction site. He tripped, splashing the hot asphalt on his hands, arms, and torso before then falling to the ground. Employee #1 suffered serious burns, for which he was hospitalized. The hot asphalt tar was being used to waterproof the shower pans throughout the residence. Subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 was not wearing adequate personal protective equipment on his hands, body, eyes, or face.
Keywords: burn, protective clothing, ppe, work rules, construction, tripped, hot asphalt, spill, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120278668 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Other

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