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Accident: 100618.015 - Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 100618.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 09/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1276540.01511/13/2017Southeastern Subcontractors, Inc.
At 3:24 p.m. on September 28, 2017, Employee #1 was cleaning up a flat area on the roof with the supervisor. The employee had worked outside since 7:30 a.m., working on both the ground and the roof. Employee #1 told the supervisor that he felt ill, and collapsed with cardiac arrest, and died. The employee's body temperature at the time of death was recorded as 107 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, heat, high temperature, roof, heat exhaustion, collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1276540.015 52 M Fatality Heat Exhaustion Roofers FallDist:
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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