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Accident: 202004610 - Employee Dies From Hyperthermia

Accident: 202004610 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 06/06/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11602294806/15/20051771Sigismondi Cement Contractors, Inc.

On June 6, 2005, Employee #1, a cement worker, was doing installation work for a concrete driveway. The temperature was reported to have reached a high of 89 Degrees Fahrenheit with the relative humidity at fifty percent. He was performing moderate work, shoveling loose dirt into a flat bed truck, and started to show signs of being disoriented from the heat. Over Employee #1's objections, a coworker insisted he sit down and take a rest in the shade and provided cold water for him to drink. After a few minutes, Employee #1 collapsed and was non-responsive. He was treated for heat stress at the scene and then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead due to hyperthermia.

Keywords: heat, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, high temperature
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116022948 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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