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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200460111 - Employee Dies After Becoming Ill At Work

Accident: 200460111 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 07/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11630165607/18/19975146Cold Atlantic Fisheries, Inc.
Employee #1, a temporary laborer assigned to work as a cutter at Cold Atlantic Fisheries, was assisting with processing a large load of fish. It was a very hot and humid day, and the ventilation in the building was not working. Employee #1 approached his supervisor, explaining that he felt dazed and sick and wanted permission to go home. He subsequently fainted at work, and died while being transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, MA. The supervisor was aware that Employee #1 had an asthmatic condition.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, respiratory, ventilation, fainted, overheated, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116301656 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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