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Accident: 200270536 - Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest From Heat Stroke

Accident: 200270536 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/08/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12229435806/09/19991799Maton'S Business Adventures, Inc.
At approximately 12:00 noon on June 8, 1999, Employee #1 was returning to work at a sanitary district facility after a break. He had been working outside, shoveling abrasive blasting material into a pot inside a primary phase tank. Employee #1 collapsed and was transported to the hospital, where he died. The coroner's report, listed the cause of death as cardiopulmonary arrest with complications, probably resulting from a heat stroke. At the time Employee #1 became ill, the temperature was approximately 93 degrees F.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart, construction, heat stroke, cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122294358 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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