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Accident: 202487799 - Employee Is Burnt By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 202487799 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186569510/16/20081799Holland Waterproofing
On September 29, 2008, a path between an asphalt kettle and the hand line, or hoist, was laid out by a coworker and described to Employee #1, although Employee #1 spoke only Spanish. The distance between the kettle and the hoist was approximately 40 ft and the final 8 to 10 ft was covered with metal reinforcing wire in preparation for a concrete pour. A coworker saw Employee #1 moving rapidly along the path from the kettle to the hoist, carrying a 5-gallon can of hot asphalt, which was approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit. As Employee #1 stepped on the wire screen, he tripped and fell. He came into contact with the hot asphalt, which burned his hands, forearm, and face. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, forearm, construction, tripped, hot asphalt, fall, face, communication, hand, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311865695 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.

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