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Accident: 201146412 - Employee Receives Burns After Hot Asphalt Spills

Accident: 201146412 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/08/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594829903/16/20051761Osscim Inc Dba Royal Roofing
On March 8, 2005, Employee #1 was carrying a 5-gallon bucket of hot asphalt on a single-story roof. The pitch of the roof was 3:12 or less. As he carried the bucket of hot asphalt, it hit a ventilation pipe that was about 12-in. high. The asphalt splashed out of the bucket, burning him. He received first- and second-degree burns to his hands, face, chest, and upper arms from the hot asphalt. Employee #1 was transported to the burn unit of a medical center where he underwent surgical procedures that consisted of skin grafts, and was hospitalized for 13 days.
Keywords: burn, roof, struck against, construction, hot asphalt, roofer, pipe, spill, arm, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125948299 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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