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Accident: 202443537 - Employee Sustains Burns On Hand And Arm When Hot Tar Spills

Accident: 202443537 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30746017005/11/20061761Rosscrete Roofing Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on January 10, 2006, Employee #1 was for working for a roofing contractor. He was a regular employee of the employer. At the time of the accident, he was pulling a mop cart filled with hot tar for a roofing operation. Loose Senco brand base-fastening tape got entangled with the wheel of the mop cart, which made it harder to move the cart. Employee #1 took his right-hand glove off and pulled a knife from his tool pouch. As he tried to cut the tape with the knife, the mop cart moved, splashing hot tar on Employee #1's right hand. Employee #1 sustained second- and third-degree burns on his right hand and forearm. He required skin grafts on his hand and arm, and he was hospitalized for 6 days.
Keywords: burn, roof, forearm, construction, roofer, spill, arm, hot tar, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307460170 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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