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Accident: 105411.015 - Employee Engaged In Trenching Work Is Sickened By Heat Illne

Accident: 105411.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314824.01504/26/2018Gl Staffing Services, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on April 20, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a staffing agency for a construction company, was engaged in heavy exertion, digging and backfilling trench work at a multiemployer construction project, a three-story commercial building. Hot weather conditions prevailed. Employee #1 began to experience the symptoms of heat illness, including nausea and muscle cramping. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for renal failure, dehydration, and rhabdomyolysis.
Keywords: trench, water, dizziness, excavation, kidney, nausea, heat stroke, heat, construction, trench digger
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1314824.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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