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Accident: 200353381 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 200353381 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30721551712/09/20031521Coastal Builders Contractors, Inc.
On July 10, 2003, Employee #1, a laborer, was working on the construction of a new home. Employee #1 was told by the employer to take a break and to drink some water from the water cooler, and to sit down in the shade to cool himself down. Employee #1 left the floor that he was working on. Later, another employee asked if anyone saw Employee #1. Since no one saw Employee #1, all employees started searching for him at the site and the surrounding area. The employer drove down the road in the direction the employees had been going to the site. He discovered Employee #1 in the road being treated by the Emergency Medical Service workers. Employee #1 died from over exposure to heat.
Keywords: heat, construction, heat stroke, overexposure
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307215517 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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