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Accident: 170253025 - Employee Dies Of Heat Stroke

Accident: 170253025 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 07/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11157995907/23/19902411Skookum Logging
On July 11, 1990, Employee #1 was setting chokers on his first day on the job. The owner saw that he was getting tired so he told him to sit down and rest. The owner helped set a turn of chokers and then went back to check on the employee. Employee #1 looked much worse so the owner had a crew pour cold water on him and called for an aid car on his mobile phone. The aid car transported Employee #1 to G.H. Community Hospital. He was later transferred to Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA. He died 8 days later. The hospital's coroner said it was heat stroke. The temperature that work day in Aberdeen was 78 degrees F.
Keywords: fatigue, heat stroke, choker setter, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111579959 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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