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Accident: 201494549 - Employee Is Hospitalized For Hot Asphalt Burns

Accident: 201494549 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/20/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31506802301/04/20111611Granite Construction, Inc.
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on August 20, 2010, Employee #1, a supervisor for a highway construction company, was operating the heater valve on an asphalt slurry machine. The valve malfunctioned and sprayed hot oil onto his arms. He was taken to San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield for treatment the next day, when it was determined that he needed more extensive treatment and hospitalization for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, highway, machine operator, construction, hot asphalt, valve, arm, mech malfunction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315068023 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Other

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