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Accident: 200074607 - Employee Falls And Fractures Foot; Later Dies From Embolism

Accident: 200074607 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 12/07/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31511690512/21/20108211Guilford County Schools Dba Allen Jay Elementary S
On December 7, 2010, Employee #1, a kindergarten teacher, was escorting school children to the bus parking lot to load the school buses when she tripped over a patched area in the parking lot and fell. Employee #1 was wearing high heels. She proceeded to her personal doctor and was diagnosed with a fractured right foot. The doctor referred her to an orthopedic specialist, who fitted her with a cast. Six days later, Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital with pulmonary emboli in both lungs. She died on the seventh day after the fall due to cardiac arrest as a consequence of the pulmonary emboli.
Keywords: fracture, fall, pulmonary embolism, work surface, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315116905 Fatality Fracture Teachers, elementary school

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