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Accident: 202552238 - Worker Is Sprayed And Burned By Hot Asphalt

Accident: 202552238 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/26/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316814811/12/20102951Diversified Asphalt Products Inc.
On October 26, 2010, Employee #1 was working at an asphalt product manufacturing facility. He and his employer's head mechanic had completed work on a truck bar. Employee #1 walked into an adjacent shed, removed his gloves, and cleaned up their tools. Employee #1 then exited the shed, and as he walked by the truck, the head mechanic shut off a pump. This shutoff resulted in an inadvertent backsplash of hot liquid asphalt binder that sprayed onto Employee #1, causing burns to his face and neck and the back of his left hand. Employee #1's immediate supervisor was onsite.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, hot asphalt, neck, face, hand, pressure release, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313168148 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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