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Accident Summary Nr: 139072.015 - Employee Dies While Applying Chemicals, Attempting To Free U

Accident Summary Nr: 139072.015 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 07/15/2021
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1545243.01507/19/2021561730Solitude Lake Management

Abstract: At 6:30 p.m. on July 15, 2021, an employee had been working all day preparing eq uipment and then travelling to various locations to perform assigned tasks, incl uding applying algaecide treatments to ponds. He arrived at a residential commun ity to treat a pond and was using a UTV to access the pond when the UTV got stuc k in the marsh buffer. He went to a hardware store to purchase tools to free the UTV and made multiple attempts using different methods but was unsuccessful. Th e employee called his manager at about 5:45 p.m. to request assistance and aroun d 6:20 p.m. a resident called 911 after observing the employee on the ground unc onscious by the UTV. The employee was pronounced dead on site by paramedics at 7 :20 p.m. The cause of death is under investigation but is suspected of being rel ated to the hot weather conditions that day with the possible contribution of ex posure to algaecides.

Keywords: atv, chemical, glove, heat, heat index, high temperature, loss of consciousness, lost consciousness, maintenance, overheated, ppe, pesticide, poisoning, protective clothing, respirator, spraying rig, stuck, unconsciou

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1545243.015 47 M Fatality Pest control occupations

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