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Accident: 128535.015 - Employee Unloading Packages From Trailer Dies From Drug Use

Accident: 128535.015 -- Report ID: 0454724 -- Event Date: 08/05/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1487738.01508/07/2020Fedex Ground Package System, Inc.

At 4:00 p.m. on August 5, 2020, Employee #1, a 28-year-old man, was working for a firm that provided general, long-distance, truckload freight trucking. It was operating as a large international courier, express delivery, and parcel shippin g service. The employee was unloading packages from a trailer. He started to exp erience lightheadedness and ataxia (a lack of muscle control) and progressed to emesis (vomiting). Emergency medical services responded. Shortly after they arri ved, the employee went into respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. He died. His death was due to drug use. The fatality was not OSHA-covered.

Keywords: brain, cardiac arrest, dizziness, drug overdose, emergency response, loading, manual mat handling, material handling, nerve damage, respiratory, trailer, warehouse

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1487738.015 28 M Fatality

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