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Accident: 201350311 - Two Employees Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 201350311 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11013799908/15/19972951White Construction Inc
On August 14, 1997, Employee #1 was mixing rubber powder with asphalt when he heard a noise coming from one of the pumps. As Employee #1 walked up to the pumps to investigate, a seal broke and he was sprayed with approximately 350 degree F asphalt. Employee #2 was walking by this area as he went from one side of the plant to the other and he was also sprayed with hot asphalt. Both employees sustained burns, but neither was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, equipment failure, hot asphalt, seal, struck by, pump, accidental discharge, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110137999 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
2 110137999 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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