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Inspection: 2633949 - Richard K W Tom Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Hawaii

Nr: 2633949Report ID: 0951510Open Date: 11/07/1985

Richard K W Tom Inc
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI 96859
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
Mailing: 963 Robello Lane, Honolulu, HI 96817

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/15/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/15/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360580740    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14300636Event: 11/07/1985Burned By Hot Roofing Tar
EMPLOYEE #1 HAD POURED A BUCKET OF HOT ROOFING TAR INTO THE HOPPER OF A MIXING MACHINE. THE TAR WAS TO BE MIXED WITH VERMICULITE FOR USE IN ROOFING. HE TURNED AND STEPPED OFF THE 18 1/4" HIGH WORK PLATFORM HE HAD BEEN STANDING ON AND PUT HIS LEFT FOOT INTO A 14" HIGH, 5 GALLON BUCKET OF HOT TAR (460 DEGREES). UNKNOWN TO HIM, ANOTHER EMPLOYEE HAD PLACED THE BUCKET OF TAR BEHIND HIM. HE SUFFERED SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS TO HIS TOES, FOOT, ANKLE AND LOWER LEG.
Keywords: burn, construction, toe, hot tar, ankle, foot, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2633949 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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