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Accident: 200556132 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 200556132 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/16/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31303130407/16/20101541Westerchil Construction Company
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 16, 2010, Employee #1, a construction worker, was picking up trash and debris at a construction site. He started working for the employer the previous day. On his first day, he worked from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When he went home, he complained of feeling hot. On his second day, he resumed cleaning up the construction site and worked for several hours when he collapsed. The heat index was between 104 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit on both days. He was taken to a hospital, where his core body temperature was 105 F, and he died.
Keywords: heat, cleaning, heat exhaustion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $250,000 to $500,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313031304 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Other

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