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Accident: 200102325 - Employee Dies While Spraying Asphalt Adhesive On Roof

Accident: 200102325 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 07/07/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31021958907/10/20061761T & F Systems Inc.
On July 7, 2006, Employee #1 was part of a roofing crew, spraying a cold asphalt-based adhesive on a roof. Ambient temperatures were in the mid- to high-70 degrees Fahrenheit. The MSDS for the adhesive indicates that the adhesive's solvent is Stoddard solvent, which is mineral spirits. Employee #1 stated that he felt dizzy, and then he collapsed. By the time emergency medical services arrived six minutes later, his coworkers were performing CPR. The fire department's report states that Employee #1 was in "full arrest." The coroner's report gives the cause of death as "hypertensive coronary sclerotic heart disease."
Keywords: roof, cpr, heart attack, spray painting, cardiovasc disease, chemical reaction, roofer, chemical vapor, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310219589 Occupation not reported

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