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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 97271.015 - Worker Is Sickened By Heat, Dehydration

Accident: 97271.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1245875.01507/11/2017Stevens Construction Corp.

At 7:00 p.m. on July 6, 2017, Employee #1 and approximately three coworkers, emp loyed by a construction company, were installing concrete forms for a 12-story b uilding construction project. As they lifted and set into place the concrete fo rms, the temperature on the jobsite was approximately 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Th e work crew took their normal breaks inside an air conditioned trailer in the mo rning, at lunch, and in the afternoon. The company also provided water and othe r fluids and encouraged their employees to drink as much as they needed. After his work shift ended and while at home, Employee #1 felt ill. His wife transpor ted him to the hospital. Employee #1 was admitted and treated for dehydration a nd a 50 percent reduction in kidney function.

Keywords: building, concrete form work, construction, heat, heat stroke, installing, kidney
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition   12 150

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1245875.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls

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