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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201703212 - Employee Is Burned In Flash Fire From Asphalt Mixer

Accident: 201703212 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 05/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31452521305/23/20111623Kerr Contractors Inc
On May 23, 2011, Employee #1 was performing a visual inspection of the asphalt coming out of an asphalt plant mixer drum. Employee #1 was looking over the edge of the transfer point between the slat elevator and the mixer drum. As Employee #1 was looking over the edge, a flash fire occurred. Employee #1 was burned on the face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was treated by other employees while awaiting the arrival of paramedics. When paramedics arrived, Employee #1 was transported to the local hospital. Employee #1 was later transported to Portland for burn treatment.
Keywords: burn, fire, face, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314525213 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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