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Accident: 200203347 - Employee Dies Of Heart Attack

Accident: 200203347 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 08/06/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31277334408/07/20093728Zodiac Services Americas
On August 6, 2009, Employee #1 was part of a crew loading used aircraft seats onto a truck at Zodiac Services Americas. The crew of seven employees that began loading the truck was later reduced to five employees due to congestion in the area. The job started at approximately 2:00 p.m. and was completed at approximately 4:00 p.m. After completing the job, Employee #1 used a battery-operated forklift to transport portable fans to the work area to improve the ventilation. The temperature on the day of the incident was reportedly above 90 degrees and fan usage was common during this task. As Employee #1 was setting up the fans, he fell to the ground and died of a heart attack. The certificate of death listed his cause of death as arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Keywords: heart, loading, heat, ventilation, heart attack, equipment operator, cardiac arrest, industrial truck, cardiovasc disease
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312773344 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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