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Accident: 125989.015 - Employee Receives Heat Injury While Doing Roofing Work And D

Accident: 125989.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/08/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1474569.01505/08/2020Waterproofing Associates Inc.

At 12:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020, an employee was hot mopping a roof as part of a ro ofing operation. Just before lunch break, the employee walked over to the shad s tructure on the roof to take a break. The employee was feeling "off", weak and d izzy. Coworker #1 sent another coworker to get some water and a Gatorade to hyd rate the employee. After approximately forty minutes the employee attempted to d escend the ladder and missed. Coworker #1 sent coworker 2 to call 911 emergency services and then loaded the employee onto a sheet of plywood and had him lowere d by forklift. Upon reaching the ground, the employee began shaking and had bloo d splatter around his mouth. The employee was taken by ambulance to a local hosp ital, where he later died of a heart attack due to heat injury.

Keywords: dizziness, heart attack, heat-related illness , roof, roofer, water
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 13 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1474569.015 51 M Fatality Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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