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Accident: 202544821 - Worker Carrying Hot Asphalt Falls And Burns Forearm

Accident: 202544821 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/03/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620323110/09/20121761Western States Roofing And Construction Inc
At 2:00 p.m. on October 3, 2012, Employee #1, employed by Western States Roof Systems Inc., an industrial and commercial roofing systems contractor, was doing roofing work with six coworkers at a commercial building site. Employee #1 was on the roof and carrying two 5-gallon buckets of asphalt for delivery to his coworkers. His shoes became stuck by the wet, sticky asphalt that was stained on the roof. He lost his balance and fell forward. The hot asphalt he was carrying splashed on his left forearm. He was hospitalized and treated for third degree chemical burns to his forearm. The employer reported this accident to Cal/OSHA's Los Angeles office at 4:20 p.m. on October 4, 2012. Employee #1 had been hired as a laborer by the company at the end of August 2012. His job duties included delivering buckets of asphalt and other building materials to his coworkers and performing other general construction site labor. He was covered by the employer's workers' compensation insurance policy.
Keywords: burn, roof, stuck, construction, hot asphalt, chemical burn, fall, arm, lost balance, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126203231 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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