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Accident: 14525331 - Railroad Track Repair Crew Member Dies Of Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 14525331 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/03/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10352648909/08/19881629Collins Railroad Constructin Co.
Employee #1 was working outdoors on a railroad track repair crew. He was not accustomed to the 90 degree temperatures with high humidity. Employee #1 worked one day for 10 hours, the next day for 5 hours, and the third day for about 7 1/2 hours before he collapsed and vomited. Employee #1 was taken to a hospital where he died of heat exhaustion. The crew had no scheduled breaks. The repair work was strenuous labor.
Keywords: heat, repair, work rules, construction, railroad track, heat exhaustion, high temperature, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103526489 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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