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Accident: 70052.015 - Employee Sustains Burns To Hand While Applying Hot Roofing A

Accident: 70052.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/13/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1019546.01501/21/2015Graham Prewett Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on January 13, 2015, Employee #1, a roofer employed by a construction contractor, was spreading hot asphalt tar on a roof and placing a cap sheet on top of the asphalt. Employee #1's foot stepped onto the cap sheet. The cap sheet slid due to the hot tar below, and Employee #1 lost his balance. He fell backwards and extended his arm to break his fall. His hand went into the bucket of hot asphalt. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for second degree burns to his right hand. The subsequent investigation determined that the asphalt had been heated to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keywords: roofer, lost balance, roof, installing, burn, fall, fall protection, hand, construction, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1019546.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers: Helpers

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