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Accident: 691873 - Employee Burned By Hot Roofing Tar

Accident: 691873 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/11/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10210547509/12/19861761Hamilton Roofing Inc.
Employee #1 was attempting to tighten a knock-off connection on a supply pipe (1 1/2 inch) atop a hot tar tank truck. The connection came loose, spraying him with hot tar. He lost his balance and fell 8 ft from the top of the truck to asphalt. As he fell, he became entangled in the pump valve control rope, which pumped more tar onto him as he lay face down and unconscious on the ground beside the truck. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The pump motor had not been shut off prior to repair of the supply line connection because it was hard to start.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, unconsciousness, work rules, construction, lockout, fall, hot tar, lost balance, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102105475 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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