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Accident: 201488640 - Roofer Is Burned By Hot Asphalt And Falls From Carport Roof

Accident: 201488640 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/08/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12575975305/12/20061761Sentry Roofing Co., Inc.
On May 8, 2006, a roofer was on a carport applying 500 degree Fahrenheit roofing asphalt. He inadvertently knocked a mop cart over, which contained the asphalt. The asphalt spilled on the roofer, who sustained second- and third-degree burns. He then lost his balance and fell eight feet to the ground and was hospitalized for eight weeks.
Keywords: burn, roof, construction, hot asphalt, roofer, fall, fall protection, skin, spill, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125759753 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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