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Accident: 202005229 - Employee Suffers Burns From Hot Tar, Later Dies

Accident: 202005229 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 07/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31248700212/02/20081761Walt'S Roofing
On July 3, 2008, Employee #1 was performing roofing work. He reached for a bucket of hot tar, which spilled and burned his face, chest and hands. Employee #1 was hospitalized due to burns until July 14, 2008, when he was discharged. Employee #1 was found dead at home on July 25, 2008. Autopsy and toxicological report from the Montgomery County Coroner's Office indicated Employee #1 died of complications of the thermal injuries.
Keywords: burn, chest, roof, construction, roofer, face, hot tar, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312487002 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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