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Accident: 201113370 - Employee Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201113370 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/09/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11993797706/27/20011761Alfred Sinisgalli Dba Sinisgalli Roofing Co.
On May 9, 2001, the company owner and an employee were working on the roof of a commercial one-story building. Employee #1 was working on the ground operating a 150-gallon "Roof Master" kettle used to heat tar to 550 degrees F. Employee #1 was keeping the kettle full by putting chunks of asphalt into the small lid of the kettle. Employee #1 overloaded the lid, so he opened the large lid, hit the tar with a shovel, and pushed the tar forward. The pieces fell from the large lid into the liquid, causing the liquid to splash. The hot asphalt burned the left side of the employee's neck, arm, chest, and shoulder. He was hospitalized for his injuries. Employee #1 had not been wearing appropriate body protection for his upper body.
Keywords: heat, roof, overloaded, hot asphalt, neck, arm, shovel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119937977 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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