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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119509438 - J & R Roofing, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 119509438Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 09/11/1992

J & R Roofing, Inc.
Univ. Of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20740
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
Mailing: 8592 Dorsey Run Road, Jessup, MD 20794

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/14/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/23/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170751481Event: 09/10/1992Employee Struck By A 5-Gallon Bucket Of Hot Tar
Employee #1, a roofing laborer, was working on a lower level roof, while coworkers were working on different levels of the building, installing a new roofing system. A coworker was handing down a 5-gallon bucket of hot asphalt tar to Employee #1 when the bucket struck the side of the roof's wall, causing a small splash of tar to fall onto Employee #1's chest. He panicked and dropped the bucket of hot asphalt in front of him. The bucket fell on him and the tar burned various parts of his body. First aid was given at the accident scene and he was flown to Med Star in Washington, DC by MD helicopter. Employee #1 was wearing work boots, long sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, and a hard hat.
Keywords: burn, installing, roof, construction, hot asphalt, roofer, spill, struck by, falling object, hot tar
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119509438 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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