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Accident: 200624476 - Employee Dies At Work Of Undetermined Cause

Accident: 200624476 -- Report ID: 0454722 -- Event Date: 08/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31115130208/29/20071521Doug Collins
On August 28, 2007, Employee #1 was discovered unconscious and later reported by the media to have died. Temperatures in the area had exceeded 100 degrees F for several consecutive days. An evaluation of the workplace revealed that the only available means to relieve heat stress was a garden hose with potable water. However, medical reports indicated that heat was not the primary cause of Employee #1's death.
Keywords: unconsciousness, construction, heat exhaustion, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311151302 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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