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Accident: 104815.015 - Employee Faints While Picking Blueberries And Suffers Dehydr

Accident: 104815.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 04/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1309745.01504/18/2018Fennell Farms, Lp
At 2:30 p.m. on April 13, 2018, an employee was working in a tent picking bluebe rries for approximately seven hours before becoming ill. Emergency Services res ponded and transported the employee to the hospital where he was treated for a r apid heartbeat and dehydration before being released that day. The primary caus e of employee's syncopal episode was alcohol withdrawal and the employee was sig nificantly dehydrated due to early morning vomiting prior to work, and failure t o replace fluids during the course of the day.
Keywords: agriculture, fainted, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1309745.015 19 M Non Hospitalized injury Farm workers

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