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Accident: 200358224 - Employee Collapses Spraying Chemical, Later Dies

Accident: 200358224 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 09/03/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31382529112/07/20090782Russell Buesker Dba Russell Buesker
On September 3, 2009, Employee #1, working part time at a home center, was spraying herbicide. He was found lying on the ground and transported to a hospital and later died. The Autopsy stated he was a heavy smoker and listed the cause of death as atherosclerotic and hypertensive-type cardiovascular disease. He may have ingested the chemical after he collapsed, since he fell onto an area that he sprayed.
Keywords: heat, heart attack, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313825291 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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