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Accident: 202550299 - Employee'S Hand Is Burned By Hot Tar

Accident: 202550299 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31029717104/06/20091761Fairweather Roofing, Inc.
On March 16, 2009, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working for a roofing contractor engaged in repairs and new roof installations. They were in the process of replacing a flat roof on a patio cover at a single family residence using hot mop operations. Employee #1 delivered the hot tar to the coworkers on the roof. While walking at ground level with two buckets of hot tar in his hands, he struck the bucket in his right hand with his leg. He was not wearing gloves and the bucket fell, splashing hot tar on his right hand. Employee #1 suffered second and third degree burns to his right hand and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, roof, roofer, struck by, hot tar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310297171 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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