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Accident: 200359396 - Worker Dies After Sustaining Heat Stroke

Accident: 200359396 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31545059308/02/20110783Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
At 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2011, an employee was performing tree service. He was clearing a utility fence line and poles as well as picking up tree debris from the roadway, when he fell unconscious. Water, air conditioned work vehicles, and shaded break areas were in use by the worker as needed throughout the day. The ambient temperature was above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The worker was transported to the local hospital, where his condition was diagnosed as a heat related illness. The worker died on July 20, 2011, as a result of liver and renal failure due to an acute heat stroke.
Keywords: unconsciousness, liver, heat stroke, kidney, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315450593 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Hand cutting and trimming occupations

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