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Accident: 200571388 - Employee Collapse Due To Heat Stroke Later Dies

Accident: 200571388 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 09/01/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31250599309/02/20090783Tomlinson, Bomberger Pruning & Removal
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 1, 2009, Employee #1, a grounds man, was working with a coworker pruning trees. It was between 89-95 degrees outside, when Employee #1 collapsed. He was hospitalized for heat stroke. His temperature was 107.7 degrees. After several days on a ventilator, doctor's decided to do surgery, to put a tracheostomy in. Employee #1 died on September 1, 2009, from complications of the tracheostomy. The final diagnosis for death was heat stroke and rhabdomyolysis resulting in multiorgan failure.
Keywords: heat, collapse, heat stroke, tree, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312505993 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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