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Accident: 202368478 - Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 202368478 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 08/05/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31448701808/06/20104953D M Disposal Co Inc

On August 5, 2010, Employee #1 was working as a helper on a residential garbage truck run. Shortly after taking a lunch break, Employee #1 began acting irrational. He exited the truck and attempted to access a nearby residential home. When his efforts failed, he jumped over two fences, landing on some large rocks. Emergency services were contacted and upon arrival evaluated Employee #1's condition, discovering that his body temperature was in excess of 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died.

Keywords: garbage truck, struck against, fall, heat exhaustion, high temperature

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314487018 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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