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Accident: 130128.015 - Employee Dies From Cardiac Arrest

Accident: 130128.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/21/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1494577.01509/22/2020Dallas Brothers Farms
At 12:45 p.m. on September 21, 2020, an employee and his coworkers were harvesti ng sweet potatoes in one of the employer's fields. They were performing normal w ork duties sorting sweet potatoes into bins on the harvester. The temperature wa s between 90 and 93 degrees. At noon they took a 30-minute lunch and sat in the shade and ate their lunch. The employee sat with a coworker who he talked with and was in good, normal spirits. When they returned to work, the employee collap sed on the bin that he was standing by. Coworkers called 911 and provided CPR fo r 10 minutes and 50 seconds until EMS arrived in the field. The employee was tra nsported by to a local medical center and was pronounced dead due to cardiac arr est.
Keywords: agriculture, cardiac arrest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1494577.015 69 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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