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Accident: 126181.015 - Employee Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Accident: 126181.015 -- Report ID: 0355124 -- Event Date: 05/05/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1475297.01505/12/2020Harris Teeter, Llc
At 8:02 a.m. on May 25, 2020, a 66-year-old employee was working for a chain of supermarkets or grocery stores. He was working at one of the grocery stores. He had checked in that morning at 6:17 a.m. The store had a fuel center, with gas p umps. The employee was working as a fuel clerk, and he spent most of his time in a kiosk. He had released the pressure on an underground storage tank by using a hook to release the tank's valve. He put the hook away in a storage cabinet and was walking toward his car to get a drink. As he was walking away from his car, he suffered a heart attack. A member of the public found him lying in the parki ng lot and called emergency medical services. The rescue squad performed CPR and took the employee to a hospital. The employee was hospitalized for about seven days. He died after being removed from life support. The incident appeared not t o be related to work.
Keywords: brain, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc system, cpr, face, heart attack, laceration, loss of consciousness, respiratory
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1475297.015 67 M Fatality

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