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Accident: 170097646 - Employee Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack And Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 170097646 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 07/27/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11530135009/30/19980175Potentiality Inc
On July 23, 1998, Employee #1, who was in charge of approximately a dozen workers in an orchard, was pulling suckers off fruit trees. He began to feel ill and went to his cabin to lay down. A few hours later he was found unresponsive in his cabin; Employee #1 had died of ventricular dysrhythmia. It was a hot day, and the coroner's report indicated that hyperthermia may have contributed to his death.
Keywords: heart, heat, agriculture, heart attack, heat exhaustion, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115301350 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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