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Accident: 107155.015 - Employee Dies From Cardiac Arrest

Accident: 107155.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 07/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1328460.01507/09/2018Stanley Steemer
At 2:30 p.m. on July 6, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker were cleaning carpet and upholstery in a residential home with six rooms, stairs, and a hallway. They started in a second floor bedroom on the east side of the house. At around 3:00 p.m., Employee #1 was halfway finished with the room when he told his coworker that he didn't feel well. His heart was beating rapidly, and he admitted that he had not taken his medication. The coworker told Employee #1 to sit down and he would finish the room, so the employee headed downstairs. When the coworker had completed the task around 3:30 p.m., he went downstairs to check on Employee #1. He saw the employee lying face down on the floor, with signs of bleeding. The coworker asked the homeowner to call for emergency services. Employee #1 was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died, due to cardiac arrest associated with cardiac arrhythmia.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease, carpet, heart attack, cleaning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1328460.015 62 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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