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Accident: 14225049 - Employee Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack After Spray Painting

Accident: 14225049 -- Report ID: 0355122 -- Event Date: 03/09/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30325764603/13/20007353Virginia Track & Equipment Company, Inc.
At approximately 4:20 p.m. on March 9, 2000, Employee #1 had finished spray painting a bulldozer inside a larger paint area and was cleaning his paint equipment with solvent. Although he had been wearing a supplied air respirator approximately one hour earlier, he had since removed it. Employee #1 collapsed and died. He was allegedly suffering from pneumonia and had suffered a heart attack, but the autopsy results are pending. Employee #1 had been working for this employer for approximately 2 weeks and had been doing this type of work for 20 years.
Keywords: respiratory, air line respirator, heart attack, inhalation, spray painting, paint solvent, painter, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303257646 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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