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Accident: 118943.015 - Employee Is Sickened By Possible Heat-Related Illness

Accident: 118943.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1422704.01508/13/2019Steelhead Constructors, Inc
At 2:00 p.m. on August 6, 2019, Employee #1, a new employee of a road bridge con struction company, along with coworkers was building forms for a bridge's concre te support columns. He had been feeling ill and perspiring profusely in spite o f water and air-conditioned rest breaks. The temperature was 90 degrees, and he had been off work for eight months and unaccustomed to working outdoors. At th e end of the work shift, the employee fell and had a seizure. He was transporte d to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The medical diagnosis was reported as alcohol withdrawal and low electrolytes.
Keywords: alcohol, bridge, construction, form work, heat, heat-related illness , high temperature, illness, seizure, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1422704.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury Pile-Driver Operator FallDist:
Cause: Forming

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