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Accident: 201691847 - Employee Is Burned By Hot Asphalt While Roofing

Accident: 201691847 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 10/08/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30128023610/08/20041761Coastal Roofing
At 11:30 a.m. on October 8, 2004, Employee #1, with Coastal Roofing, was performing roofing operations on a one-story, wood-framed restaurant under construction. Two roofers were hot-mopping asphalt when Employee #1's foot became stuck in the hot asphalt. As he pulled his foot, it broke loose, causing him to turn and fall forward toward the cart containing the hot asphalt. He attempted to push the cart away, but was unsuccessful. As Employee #1 fell, the cart tipped, pouring hot asphalt onto his hands and arms. He was hospitalized for serious burns to his hands and arms. Employee #1 underwent surgery and skin grafting.
Keywords: burn, roof, caught by, construction, hot asphalt, roofer, spill, hand, asphalt, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301280236 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall, other

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