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Accident: 202313615 - Employee Receives Burns After Spilling Bucket Of Hot Asphalt

Accident: 202313615 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/14/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969224209/09/20031761Alcal Roofing & Insulation
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 14, 2003, Employee #1, a roofer, was re-roofing a single-story school. The employee drew hot asphalt from a stinger located on the roof into two metal mop buckets with carrying handles. He then picked up the buckets and was walking when his right foot became stuck in the slop (capsheets). He tripped and fell, causing the buckets to spill asphalt onto the roof surface and onto himself. The employee received second-degree burns on the top of both hands, and burns on his wrist, face, back, and right elbow. He was hospitalized with his injuries. At the time of the accident, he was wearing a long sleeve shirt, jeans, eye protection, a hard hat, leather work boots, one glove on his left hand, and two gloves on his right hand.
Keywords: burn, roof, tripped, hot asphalt, roofer, spill, face, hand, asphalt, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119692242 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall, other

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