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Accident: 200603025 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 200603025 -- Report ID: 0625410 -- Event Date: 07/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30795421407/15/20055561Keith Whitaker R V Center Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 13, 2003, an employee working in a military dog kennel began to perspire profusely. The employee walked over to a box fan located in the shop area to cool off, when he became unconscious. The employee was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:00 p.m. The employer believed that the employee's death was caused by a pre-existing heart condition and not heat stroke.
Keywords: heat, unconsciousness, heart attack, work rules, heat stroke
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307954214 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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