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Accident: 201495702 - Employee Is Burned By Hot Liquid

Accident: 201495702 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 06/03/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31507281911/09/20111771Kern Asphalt & Paving
On June 3, 2011, Employee #1 was paving and pavement repair contractor, and he was assigned to fill the mobile slurry tank with liquid slurry. Employee # 1 tried to open the safety lid on top of the tank, so he could access the secondary lid using a pry bar which bent the bar. Employee #1 then got a torch from the repair shop and started heating the lid. However, it blew open spraying him with hot asphalt. Employee # 1 sustained serious burned injury to his left arm and abdomen/chest area; he was transported to San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield, CA for treatment. The incident was reported to Cal-OSHA by the employer on June 6, 2011.
Keywords: burn, chest, abdomen, hot asphalt, arm, sludge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315072819 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers

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