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Accident: 120054.015 - Employee Suffers Rhabdomyolysis While Wildland Firefighting

Accident: 120054.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1407378.01506/11/2019California Department Of Forestry & Fire Protection
At 3:30 p.m. on June 8, 2019, an employee, a wildland fire fighter, was carrying a hose bundle walking uphill when he began to feel a headache and weakness in h is legs. The employee told his supervisor how he was feeling so the supervisor b rought him to the nearest truck within 10 minutes. As the employee sat in the ai r conditioning he began feeling nausea and his heart rate had elevated. Paramedi cs began treating the employee with intravenous fluids. The employee was transpo rted to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for heat-related Rhabdomyoly sis.
Keywords: air conditioner, climbing, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, fire truck, headache, heart, heat index, heat-related illness , nausea, slope, water hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1407378.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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