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Accident: 200980357 - Employee Died From Heat Exhaustion While Working Outdoors

Accident: 200980357 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 07/17/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30565527607/18/20031389Bill'S Hydraulic Specialist Service

On July 17, 2003, two employees had been working all day outside. The temperatures during the middle afternoon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit. At 5:00 p.m., Employee #1 became dizzy and was assisted by his coworker to sit in the shade. Within a few minutes, Employee #1 passed out and slumped over and could not be revived. Emergency assistance was summoned. The coworker loaded Employee #1 into a pickup truck and began driving the 50 miles to the nearest town. On the way they were met by an ambulance and a deputy sheriff. The Emergency Medical Technician determined that Employee #1 had died some time while on the way to the meeting point.

Keywords: unconsciousness, heat stroke, dizziness, heat exhaustion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305655276 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Laborers, except construction

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