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Accident: 201148491 - Employee'S Arm Is Burnt By Hot Tar

Accident: 201148491 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30929740602/06/20071761Ross & Barrows Inc
On October 19, 2006, Employee #1 was involved in roofing a commercial building with his supervisor. Employee #1 was wearing appropriate work boots and gloves. He mopped an area to be roofed with tar and was beginning to roll out roofing material when he stepped forward and placed his foot on the wet tar. He then slipped and fell and put his right hand down to catch himself. His hand entered the cart of hot tar, approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. He was hospitalized with second and third degree burns to his hand and arm.
Keywords: burn, roof, slip, hot asphalt, roofer, slippery surface, hot tar, hand
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 309297406 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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