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Accident: 121585.015 - Employee Is Found Unresponsive

Accident: 121585.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 11/12/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1444203.01511/12/2019Graceland Fruit Inc
At midnight or 1:00 a.m. on November 12, 2019, an employee was working for a fir m that made dried and dehydrated food. He had complained of a toothache during h is shift. At midnight the employee went out to his car for his lunch break. At 1 :00 a.m., a colleague went out to his car to summon the employee back to work. H e found the employee slumped over in his vehicle. When the coworker opened the d oor to the employee's personal vehicle, he noticed a strong smell of exhaust fum es. He also saw that the employee had vomited. Coworkers removed the employee fr om his car and carried him into the facility. They began resuscitation efforts. Emergency medical personnel arrived and took over resuscitation efforts. There c ame a point where they were unable to revive the employee. When the narrative wa s written, the employer did not have a confirmed cause of death from a medical p rofessional. The employee was experiencing a severe toothache and was scheduled to have some teeth extracted in the near future. The employer was not aware of a ny fall prior to the collapse. The employee was not working on any equipment tha t could have resulted in electrical shock. The employee was not working with any chemicals. The facility had electric-powered industrial trucks in the area. The employee worked inside a manufacturing facility where temperature was not a fac tor. The employee died.
Keywords: carbon monoxide, cardiovasc system, cpr, emergency response, food processing, motor vehicle, mouth, toxic fumes, unresponsive
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1444203.015 41 M Fatality Production helpers

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