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Accident: 200352953 - Employee Died Due To Heart Attack

Accident: 200352953 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30658559704/29/20039411Nc Department Of Environment And Natural Resources
On April 28, 2003, Employee #1 was taking a strenuous "pack test" to qualify to become a contracted wildland forest fire fighter for the U.S. Forestry Service. During the exam, which consisted of a 3-mile run with a weighted pack, he complained of having chest pains and trouble breathing. The symptoms occurred at the second mile, causing him to walk the remaining mile at a leisurely pace without a pack. Ten to fifteen minutes after completing the test, he collapsed. Employee #1 was hospitalized and pronounced dead due to suffering a heart attack.
Keywords: firefighter, collapse, heart attack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306585597 Fatality Other Agriculture and forestry teachers

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