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Accident: 200261162 - Employee Injured In Fall, Dies Of Pulmonary Embolism

Accident: 200261162 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 02/25/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30366016107/06/20002015Tyson Foods, Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on February 25, 2000, Employee #1 was walking past the entrance to the freezer when she slipped on a glaze of black ice that was approximately 12 ft 3 in. from the freezer door. Her right knee was injured and she was sent to a medical clinic for treatment. She was released to return to work on light duty that would allow her to keep her leg elevated. On April 7, 2000, Employee #1 had outpatient surgery on her knee and was released to return to work on April 11, but limited to secondary work only. Employee #1 did not return to work on that day. On April 12, 2000, Employee #1 suffered from a pulmonary embolism; she was pronounced dead at approximately 7:59 p.m.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, knee, blood clot, embolism, slip, respiratory tract, fall, slippery surface, pulmonary embolism
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303660161 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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