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Accident: 111423.015 - Firefighter Sustains Heat Exhaustion, Dehydration, And Kidne

Accident: 111423.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1335644.01508/01/2018Los Angeles County Fire Department
At 5:30 p.m. on June 4, 2018, an employee was working for a large urban county f ire department. He had had a strenuous workout in the morning. Following that, h e was called to a wildland fire to supervise a crew performing line construction . He was performing strenuous work in hot weather near a wildland fire. Early in his shift, the employee did not feel well. He continued working, taking periodi c breaks, for another four to five hours. At that point, he notified his supervi sor by radio that he was feeling ill. The employee was experiencing cramping, na usea, and vomiting. He had sustained heat illness. His symptoms included heat ex haustion, dehydration, and acute kidney failure. His illness was due to his over exertion and his exposure to high heat and dehydration. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fire, fire brigade, fire brigade/department, heat exhaustion, high temperature, kidney, nausea, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1335644.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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