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Accident: 111013.015 - Employee Gets Heat Exhaustion While Building Wooden Boxes In

Accident: 111013.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334740.01507/31/2018Olam West Coast, Inc.
At 6:45 p.m. on July 31, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a fruit and vegetable wh olesale distribution company, was in the process of building large 44 inch by 48 inch by 40 inch wooden boxes. Employee #1 was working at the outdoor portion of the Filler Room, where the outside ambient temperature was above 95 F. As Empl oyee #1 continued to build these wooden boxes, he experienced nausea, vomiting, weakness, and shaking. Employee #1 had heat exhaustion as a result of the strenu ous outdoor work on a hot afternoon, where the temperature exceeded 95 F. He wa s hospitalized.
Keywords: heat exhaustion, nausea, vomit, wood erection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334740.015 25 F Hospitalized injury Packaging and filling machine operators

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