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Accident: 170242572 - Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest

Accident: 170242572 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 09/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11546640109/20/19945021Tony Grout Design Dba Old Cannery Furniture Wareho
Employee #1 was on his first day of work and had been on the job only half an hour. His supervisor had just completed employee orientation and had Employee #1 wait by the loading dock for the warehouse supervisor. Employee #1 saw a coworker in a moving van unloading boxes, so he helped by taking out the furniture and breaking down the boxes. A few minutes later, Employee #1 and the coworker started to move a new headboard across the room. After moving it 20 feet, Employee #1 collapsed on the floor and died moments later of cardiac arrest. He was on medication for a heart condition. The cause of death was bursting of the lower left ventricle.
Keywords: heart, ventricle, rupture, cardiac arrest, manual mat handling, off loading
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115466401 Fatality Other Sales workers, furniture and home furnishings

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