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Accident: 106391.015 - Employee Suffers Heat Related Illness

Accident: 106391.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 06/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1321937.01506/11/2018United States Postal Service
At 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2018, Employee #1 had just completed delivering mail on a park-and-loop route. When the employee returned to the station after completin g the assigned route, he reported symptoms of heat illness including being hot, hands cramping, and vomiting a few times at the station. During the employee's w ork shift, the heat index ranged from 86.3 degrees F to 96.8 degrees F. The supe rvisor instructed the employee to sit, and had a coworker bring the employee a p opsicle. The employee sat for approximately ten minutes. The employee began to feel better so he went out to the dock to attempt to unload his vehicle. The emp loyee began to cramp all over. A coworker assisted the employee back inside the station where he sat on a stool and then eventually ended up on the floor. The s upervisor contacted emergency medical services, and the employee was transported to the hospital, where he remained for four days.
Keywords: delivery work, heat, heat exhaustion, high temperature, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1321937.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Mail carriers, postal service

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