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Accident: 200571594 - Employee Is Exposed To Extreme Heat, Later Dies

Accident: 200571594 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 07/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31424685107/14/20111761Shea Roofing, Incorporated

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on July 12, 2011, Employee #1, of Shea Roofing, Incorporated, was performing his regular roofing activities. It was a very hot, sunny, and humid day, and he became overheated. He explained to the Foreman that he needed a break. The Foreman directed Employee #1 to get water, go to the ground and sit under the tree in the shade. The employee became disoriented and while on the ground collapsed. Other employees came to assist and administer first aid. Employee #1 was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA., treated for extreme heat exhaustion, and where he later died.

Keywords: unconsciousness, roof, heat stroke, roofer, heat exhaustion, overheated
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 9 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314246851 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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