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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Asphalt Producers LLC in Jonesboro, Arkansas
An employee was preparing to unload liquid asphalt from the tanker truck into the storage tank at the asphalt plant. Hot oil splashed onto the employee after the cap was removed to hook up the hose. The employee sustained burns to the arms and shoulders (4.5% of his body). The safety valve was not closed at the time of the incident.
|Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
|Part of Body
|Shoulder(s) and arm(s)
|Paving asphalt, asphaltic cement
|Contact with hot objects or substances
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