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Accident: 201090552 - Employee Burned When Sprayed With Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201090552 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 01/28/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620582202/19/19972952Elk Corp.
At 2:20 p.m. on January 28, 1997, Employee #1, of the Elk Corporation, was starting up the east fill coating asphalt return pump. He was working with several other Elk employees and contract workers. The pump was turned on and it ran for a few seconds before the flange on the discharge side fractured. Hot asphalt sprayed out until the pump was shut down. Employee #1 sustained burns to his face, neck, and hand.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, equipment failure, hot asphalt, neck, face, pump, accidental discharge, hand, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126205822 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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