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Accident: 170613541 - Employee Paralyzed As A Result Of Heat Stroke

Accident: 170613541 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/03/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576891106/28/19960161Joe Heidrick Farms, Ent
Employee #1, a field irrigator, had been working in the field the entire day in temperatures approaching 105 degree F. At the end of the day he left in his own vehicle, but was found sometime later crawling out of a levee into which his vehicle had crashed. He first stated that he was fine, but shortly thereafter he passed out. He was rushed to the hospital, where his body temperature registered 108 degrees F. Employee #1 suffered from severe heat stroke and remains paralyzed and unable to talk.
Keywords: paralysis, unconsciousness, agriculture, work rules, heat stroke, lost control, motor vehicle, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125768911 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Farm workers

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