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Accident: 103697.015 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack While Loading Lettuce On Flat

Accident: 103697.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300324.01503/05/2018Jcd Farm Labor Contractor
At 1:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018, an employee alongside a crew of 25 were assigned to pack lettuce an onto flat bed trucks. Some workers picked the lettuce, some p ackaged it, and others loaded lettuce onto the flat beds. The employee complaine d about feeling sick and collapsed in the field. The employee's supervisor was i n the immediate area, as was the rest of the working crew, when the incident occ urred. A coworker performed CPR, while another employee called emergency service s. The temperature outside was near 70 degrees and medical reports showed a hist ory of cardiovascular problems for the employee. He was pronounced dead at the h ospital after attempts to revive him. The coroner's office deemed the death to b e a result of natural causes, and he died from hypertensive cardiovascular disea se.
Keywords: cardiovasc disease, collapse, harvester, heart, heart attack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300324.015 56 M Fatality Farm workers

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