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Accident: 102175742 - Employee Dies From Heart Attack After Vehicular Accident

Accident: 102175742 -- Report ID: 0522900 -- Event Date: 11/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30160416112/03/20104311U.S. Postal Service
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on November 23, 2010, Employee #1, a postal worker, was making mail deliveries on his assigned route in a Long Life Vehicle (LLV). While Employee #1 was driving northbound on Howard Street in Petoskey, MI, when he drove over a curb and entered a parking lot at North Central Michigan College. He then drove through a grass area that divided two parking lots, struck a stop sign, and then struck the rear driver side quarter panel of a parked car before coming to a stop in a grass area to the south side of a neighboring parking lot. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, Employee #1 was found to be in full arrest. He was transported to Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, MI, where he later died from a heart attack. The accident investigation revealed that the weather conditions involved a snow/rainy mix, causing the roads to be slippery. In addition, it noted the police report that identified that it appeared that Employee #1 never applied the brakes.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart attack, collision, cardiovasc disease, slippery surface, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301604161 Occupation not reported

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