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Accident: 200262871 - Employee Dies From Heart Disease

Accident: 200262871 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 06/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30997925006/20/20061521Old World Classics Fine Homes Inc.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 17, 2006, several employees were working for a temporary labor service company, cleaning-up a house under construction. During the day, one employee complained of having chest pains. He collapsed and struck his head on a scaffold cross-brace, suffering a head injury. The employee was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. The preliminary report from the coroner's office indicated that the employee died from heart disease. The emergency response personnel stated that he had regurgitated alcohol. Apparently, the employee was drinking on the job, and indications were that he had a history of drug abuse.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, alcohol, heart attack, cleaning, construction, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309979250 Fatality Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Other

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