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Accident: 108598.015 - Employee Incurs Heat Exhaustion While Digging Holes At Zoo

Accident: 108598.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341798.01508/22/2018The Living Desert
At 1:00 p.m. on August 7, 2018, Employee #1 was using a shovel, digging holes at a zoo. The employee started to feel nauseous and dizzy due to the high temperat ures. He tried to rehydrate with electrolyte water but threw up. He did not noti fy the employer of feeling ill, and went home to rest. At his home, he continued to vomit, and was taken to a nearby hospital by a relative. Employee #1 was tre ated and released.
Keywords: dizziness, heat exhaustion, high temperature, nausea, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1341798.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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