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Accident: 200542009 - Construction Worker Dies Of Heat Stroke

Accident: 200542009 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 07/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31410910907/09/20101799Kolat Construction
On July 6, 2010, a 31-yr-old male construction worker had been shoveling gravel and installing forms for a residential swimming pool over a period of 11 hours in the hot summer sun. Afterward, the employee became sick, and the owner of the company called the EMS; the worker's core body temperature was 109.4 degrees. He was air lifted to a trauma center suffering from heat stroke, and was pronounced dead later that evening.
Keywords: construction, heat stroke, shovel, forming machine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314109109 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Swimming pool construction
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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