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Accident: 202365003 - Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 202365003 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 07/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30913476507/28/20050191Roy Farms Inc

On July 7, 2005, Employee #1 was weeding in hop field, using a machete. The temperature was above 93 degrees. He collapsed approximately 20 to 30 minutes after his lunch break. His body core temperature was 101.6 degrees when he was hospitalized. Life support was removed after 10 hours and Employee #1 died with a core temperature of 109 degrees.

Keywords: heat, heat stroke, cardiac arrest, hand tool, heat exhaustion, high temperature

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309134765 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Farm workers

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