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Accident: 200041887 - Employee Dies From Heart Disease And Positional Asphyxia

Accident: 200041887 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 04/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On April 10, 2011, Employee #1 was a maintenance worker. A pallet with boxes of tissue paper was raised on the forks of a forklift to a storeroom shelf approximately 10 ft above the floor. Employee #1 was moving boxes while standing on the pallet. He suffered a heart attack and fell to the pallet. He landed in an awkward position, with his upper body hanging from the pallet. The medical investigator determined that positional asphyxia contributed to the death of Employee #1. He also suffered from hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, heart attack, cardiac arrest, industrial truck, cardiovasc disease, pallet, elevated work plat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315434746 Fatality Other Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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