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Accident: 200551919 - Employee Dies Of Severe Coronary Artery Disease

Accident: 200551919 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/28/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30447271508/29/20017363Lfi Fort Pierce Dba Labor Finders
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 28, 2001, an employee working as a laborer suffered a heart attack while working at a demolition/renovation job at an Air Force Base. He reported to work that day at approximately 8:00 a.m. and began his job of tearing out walls, ceiling insulation and ceiling tiles using hand tools. He performed this work throughout the morning and then took a lunch break. In the early afternoon he was working from a stepladder tearing down ceiling tiles and insulation. The foreman noted that he was sweating profusely and red in the face. The foreman told him to get some water and take a break. As the employee walked toward the drinking water container he fell backward striking his head on the concrete floor. A pool of blood was noted under his head after the accident. Aid was administered to him by medical personnel from the base and he was later transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:00 p.m. The coroner's report indicated that the employee died of severe coronary artery disease. A medical official stated that he did not believe that heat stroke was a factor in the death.
Keywords: head, demolition, ceiling, heart attack, stepladder, struck against, heat stroke, cardiac arrest, fall, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304472715 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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