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Accident: 137426.015 - Employee Dies From Heart Attack After Moving Furniture

Accident: 137426.015 -- Report ID: 0355124 -- Event Date: 07/20/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1543649.01507/22/2021Mathews County Public Schools
At 2:00 p.m. on July 20, 2021, an employee was moving furniture from the school auditorium with a coworker. After moving the furniture, the employee was observe d by a coworker to be fatigued and short of breath. Shortly after, the employee went to the restroom while his coworkers conducted other disposal work. After 5 or 10 minutes, a coworker went to the custodian office expecting to find the emp loyee having returned from the restroom. The coworker went to check on the emplo yee and discovered him unresponsive in the restroom. Other coworkers on site at tempted CPR while waiting for emergency services to arrive. The employee was tra nsported to a local hospital but could not be revived and was pronounced dead.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, cpr, heart attack, janitor, material handling, unresponsive
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1543649.015 64 M Fatality

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