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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 817700 - Employee Injured When Sprayed With Hot Liquid Asphalt

Accident: 817700 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 09/29/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11321502409/29/19931611Able Bituminous Contractors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12317448409/29/19931611Hudson Asphalt
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11321502409/29/19931611Able Bituminous Contractors
Employees #1 through #3 were at a road paving site receiving a shipment of hot asphalt that was approximately 310 degrees F. The delivery truck had been connected to the site tank by a hose system that included a pump. Once the system was connected, the driver of the delivery truck started the pump. The valve on the delivery truck was closed, but the valve on the site tank was open. When the pump was mistakenly placed in reverse, the hot asphalt was pumped from the site tank to the truck. Because the valve on the truck was closed, the hose was under too much pressure and pulled from its fitting, spraying hot asphalt onto Employees #1 through #3. They were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, work rules, construction, hose, high pressure, hot asphalt, accidental discharge, pressure release, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113215024 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 113215024 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 123174484 Occupation Not Listed
4 113215024 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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