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Accident: 102861.015 - Employee Experience Heat Stress Related Symptoms While Worki

Accident: 102861.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1291110.01501/24/2018Ca Transportaiton
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 18, 2018 , an employee was raking tree and shrub clippings on the side of a highway when they began to experience symptoms such as muscle cramps and fatigue. The temperature on this day ranged from hig h 60s to low 70s. The employee was instructed to sit in an air conditioned car a nd re-hydrate over their break. After returning the employee reported feeling ti red and was experiencing cramps. They were transported to a nearby clinic where it was discovered that the employee was dehydrated and experiencing signs of mil d heat exhaustion.
Keywords: heat exhaustion, highway shoulder, sweeper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1291110.015 46 F Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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