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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt LLC in Irving, Texas

DATE: 09/15/16

An employee was beginning to install a thermocouple. He pulled out a plug and discovered it was not connected to a thermowell, but was plugged directly into the asphalt storage tank. When the plug was removed, 295 °F asphalt splashed out of the tank and onto his hands, upper chest, and neck. He received second degree, partial thickness burns.

Report ID 2016098750  
Date 09/15/2016  
UPA 1137161  
Inspection 1179179  
Primary NAICS 324122  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 461 Roofing asphalt, roofing tar
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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