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Accident: 819847 - Employee Dies From Burns After Falling From Roof With Tar

Accident: 819847 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10611423407/16/19911761Performance Roofing Inc.
Employee #1 was walking backward as he pulled a tar pot containing approximately 60 gallons of hot tar. He stepped off the roof and pulled the tar over his head and upper extremities. He suffered a broken wrist, ankle, and a back injury from the 12 ft fall, but died of complications of the tar burns 10 days later.
Keywords: burn, fracture, roof, construction, back, fall, walking backward, hot tar, ankle, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106114234 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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