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Accident: 201118544 - Employee Is Burned By Hot Tar

Accident: 201118544 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/22/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082841512/08/20041761Danny Letner Inc Dba Letner Roofing Co.
On November 22, 2004, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was laying down material and then sealing it with hot "membrane", similar to hot coal tar, whose temperature is at approximately 400 degree Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was a new hire having been at the job site only for a couple of days. Employee #1's job was to carry a five-gallon bucket of hot membrane to other workers laying down the roofing material. The hot membrane is used to seal the material to prevent water leakage. Employee #1 was walking on the sealed paper but apparently, the sticky material got stuck to the soles of his shoes and this prevented him from lifting his foot causing him to trip and fall. The bucket spewed out its contents and contacted Employee #1. Employee #1 was wearing a short "gauntlet-type" loose fitting glove at the time of the accident. Employee #1 suffered second-degree and third-degree burns on his arms, face and hands. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, roof, roof seamer, tripped, hot asphalt, roofer, fall, arm, face, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300828415 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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