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Accident: 201153962 - Employee'S Face Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201153962 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994805701/08/20011761Roof Management Inc. Dba Rice Roof Company
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on November 17, 2000, Employee #1, a hot crew laborer for Roof Management, Inc./Rice Roof Company, was at a roofing job in Montclair, CA. He was carrying a bucket of hot roofing asphalt with a mop in it when he slipped and fell. Some hot asphalt splashed onto his baseball cap, forehead, and face, resulting in second- and third-degree burns. Coworkers came to his aid and applied cold water to the burned areas. They drove Employee #1 to the Pomona Valley Medical Center for emergency medical care. He was then transferred to the Sherman Oaks Burn Center, where he was hospitalized for approximately ten days for treatment of a severe deep thermal burn that required surgery and skin grafts.
Keywords: burn, head, work rules, slip, construction, hot asphalt, roofer, spill, face, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 29
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119948057 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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