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Accident: 102446.015 - Employee Found Dead Of Natural Causes

Accident: 102446.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280734.01511/30/2017Brawley Farm Labor
At 10:30 a.m. on November 29, 2017, Employee #1, a farm laborer, was engaged in irrigation work in a field around a jobsite. The employee was working 3 days in a row, performing 24 hour irrigation duty. The supervisor had checked on him twice that day in person, but more frequently via phone contact. The supervisor last saw Employee #1 the day before, November 28, 2017 around 2:30 p.m. The employee had been working in a field located by the company according to its canal and gate number, Rockwood 160N. He was mainly using a shovel to direct waters to all parts of the field. At last check, Employee #1 had reported to be, and observed to be doing fine. The supervisor was on his way to check on the employee on November 29, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. when he found his body in the field. The immediate cause of death was hypertensive cardiovascular disease and was deemed to be of natural causes. No serious accident related violations were found or issued as a result of this investigation.
Keywords: shovel, irrigation equipment, cardiovasc disease
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280734.015 67 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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