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Accident: 201493947 - Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 201493947 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/03/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31291785909/03/20101799D & D Westlake Maintenance, Llc

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on September 3, 2010, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was removing dirt from trenches for the installation of sprinkler lines for new landscaping. The trenches were 24-inch by 10-inch. At approximately 5:00 p.m., while gathering tools and equipment on the south side of the construction site, Employee #1's body was discovered in a prone position between a sprinkler trench and the wood forms for constructing the sidewalk. It was determined that he had died from heat exhaustion.

Keywords: construction, trench, heat stroke, heat exhaustion
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312917859 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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