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Accident: 120411.015 - Employee Dies From Heart Attack After Shoveling

Accident: 120411.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 10/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1435438.01510/03/2019Norbord Georgia Llc
At 6:15 a.m. on October 3, 2019, Employee #1 and three coworkers were shoveling wood flakes in the Line 1 Press Pit. The pit resembled a basement and was approximately 90 feet by 35 feet by 30 feet in size. The employee started to feel bad while shoveling wood flakes in the pit. He walked up three flights of stairs and got onto a tricycle to ride back to the laboratory. Once the employee was in the lab, he was given some water to drink and a cool towel to put on the back of his neck. Employee #1 then slumped over in the chair that he was sitting in. He died from a heart attack with heat as a contributing factor.
Keywords: pit, heart attack, heat, wood chips, shovel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1435438.015 48 M Fatality Other

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