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Accident: 101761.015 - Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest After Fire Fighting Training

Accident: 101761.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285119.01512/12/2017262172194 - Domtar Paper Company Llc

On December 11, 2017, an employee arrived at the South Carolina Fire Academy (SC FA) to participate as a student in an industrial firefighting course. The emplo yee was tasked with completing an obstacle course known as the maze, which was c onstructed so that the students had to crawl on their hands and knees while wear ing a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and other firefighting bunker ge ar. The employee completed the training course and was assisting other students removing their SCBA when it was noted that the employee appeared to be fatigued . The SCFA site safety personnel responded and responded to their questions bef ore becoming unresponsive. Safety personnel administered CPR and applied an Aut omatic External Defibrillator while waiting for Emergency Services response. Th e student was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Cause of death was determined to be due to hypertensive and atheroscle rotic cardiovascular disease.

Keywords: cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease, cpr, heart attack

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1285119.015 44 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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