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Accident: 201507381 - Employee Suffers Burns To Feet From Contact With Wet Cement

Accident: 201507381 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/07/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31005825003/16/20071541Sonnikson & Stordahl Construction, Inc
On March 7, 2007, Employee #1 was in a shallow pit (approximately 2 feet deep) where wet cement was being poured and formed into a foundation to support tanks. While working in the wet cement, which was approximately 6 inches deep, his skin was exposed to the wet cement which resulted in severe burns to his feet. Without the knowledge of the site foreman or coworkers, he was wearing leather boots with laces which were not company approved. When coworkers noticed this, they helped Employee #1 leave the wet cement and wash his feet. He reentered the wet cement wearing company-approved, protective foot wear, which included rubber boots sealed with duct tape near the upper middle area of the lower leg. He worked the remainder of the shift in the wet cement and began to experience pain at approximately 3:00 p.m. but continued to work the rest of the shift. Later that evening, he was admitted to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns on his right foot and second degree burns on his left foot.
Keywords: burn, concrete form work, ppe, construction, chemical reaction, overexposure, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310058250 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Other

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