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Accident: 201146842 - Employee Receives Third-Degree Burns From Hot Roof Tar

Accident: 201146842 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535593506/28/20051761First Quality Roofing Corporation
On April 21, 2005, Employee #1 and three coworkers were installing a roof on a residential building. Employee #1 was carrying a 4-gallon bucket about three quarters full with hot tar. He was walking on the ground level coming from the tar kettle towards the building when he tripped and fell. The concrete surface he was walking on was dry and clear with no tripping hazard. The tar spilled out of the bucket and one hand went into the bucket and the other hand onto the spilled tar. Employee #1 suffered third-degree burns on both wrists and a part of his left hand and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: roof, slip, hot asphalt, roofer, fall, spill, hand, asphalt, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305355935 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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