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Accident: 200211357 - Employee Dies From Heat Stress

Accident: 200211357 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 07/21/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30684132107/22/20031771T & D Moravits
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 21, 2003, Employee #1 was engaged in concrete flatwork, when his employer directed him to take a rest break, because Employee #1 finished his work. Employee #1 sat on the ground and rubbed the shins of both legs for approximately 5 minutes before falling backwards and striking the ground with his hardhat. Employee #1 was transported by a coworker in a pickup truck approximately 500 to 1000 ft to the construction trailer. The coworker called emergency personnel, when he returned to the truck at approximately 3:45 p.m. Employee #1 stopped breathing and no longer had a pulse. Employee #1 received CPR until emergency personnel arrived.
Keywords: heat, construction, heat stroke, truck, fall, heat exhaustion, pickup truck, concrete, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306841321 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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