Man Burned By Hot Tar At Construction Site

POSTED: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 7:04am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:29pm

A construction worker is rushed to the hospital after suffering burns in South El Paso. Seven fire units responded to a construction site for a roofing accident on Delta Drive and Hills Street.
A ladder basket was called out to the scene in order to bring the man down from the roof.

Rescue crews told us a 57-year-old man carrying two buckets of hot tar tripped and fell and the tar splashed on his arms and legs.

We're told the man suffered second-degree burns and that his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

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