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Accident: 141128.015 - Employee Collapses Near Machine, Later Dies Of Drug Overdose

Accident: 141128.015 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 06/21/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1539786.01507/01/2021Legacy Foods Llc

At 8:17 a.m. on June 21, 2021, an employee was clearing a clog in a vertical pac kaging machine that feeds corn chips from a hopper to individual bags when he st opped and appeared frozen. He collapsed in front of the machine and was caught b y a coworker (the Plant Manager) who lowered him to the ground. The employee was transported to a hospital where he later died of a fentanyl overdose.

Keywords: drug overdose, food processing, intoxicated, loss of consciousness, lost consciousness, machine operator, material handling, medical condition, medical history, unconsciousness, underlying medical condition

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1539786.015 21 M Fatality Hand packers and packagers

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