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Accident: 135643.015 - Employee Incurs Heat Related Injury Fighting Brush Fire

Accident: 135643.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486075.01507/28/2020Ca Forestry And Fire Protection
At 4:55 p.m. on July 17, 2020, an employee had been fighting a vegetation fire f or approximately 3 to 4 hours when he began to have leg cramps. The temperature range from 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit at the time the employee was working. The employee returned to the fire engine to cool off and he was still having leg cr amps when he began to vomit and his entire body started cramping. A coworker cal led 911 the employee was treated for rhabdomyolysis and released from the hospit al.
Keywords: fire brigade/department, fire fighter, fire truck, heat, heat exhaustion, heat index, heat-related illness , high temperature, illness, medical condition, overheated, vomit, water, weather
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486075.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Fire Fighter

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