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Accident: 200631703 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 200631703 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 08/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30947675209/05/20070783Ernies Tree Services
On August 28, 2007, Employee #1 was dragging limbs from a tree trimming operation for chipping. He worked approximately 3 hours and informed the owner that he didn't feel well. The owner directed him to go sit in the truck. Employee #1 sat in the truck briefly, then left the job site on foot, walking toward his house, approximately 4 blocks away. Employee #1 was found two hours later by EMS lying on the side of the street. He was taken to the hospital with a body temperature of 107.4 degrees. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on August 29, 2007 due to an apparent heat stroke.
Keywords: heat, heat stroke, tree, concussion, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309476752 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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