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Accident: 200264273 - Employee Is Overcome By Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 200264273 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/25/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31571507808/05/20112421T & S Sawmill, Inc.
On July 25, 2011, an employee working in a saw mill was pulling rough cut lumber from a green chain, when he became dizzy and started stagger. The employee's supervisor told the employee to sit down and take a 5 minute break. Upon returning to work, the employee immediately began to stagger again and fainted. The employee was rushed to a local hospital where he arrived unconscious with a temperature of 108 degrees F. The employee was then transported to a major hospital via life flight and later died without regaining conscious.
Keywords: die, unconsciousness, chain saw, lumber, dizziness, fainted, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315715078 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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