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Accident: 200642502 - Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest Due To Natural Causes

Accident: 200642502 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30496381206/06/20021771Concrete Coring Company
On May 30, 2002, Employee #1, of the Concrete Coring Company, was working in the sludge de-watering room at a waste water treatment plant. He was using a concrete core drill to bore a hole in a concrete wall. Employee #1 was later found, on his back and unresponsive, by an employee of the treatment facility. He was transported to a local hospital, where the Emergency Room staff noted a foul odor emanating from his body. There was some initial confusion about the source of the odor because the employee had not been working with any chemical(s) at the plant. In response, the hospital locked down the Emergency Room until it determined that the odor was the smell of the waste water treatment facility itself. The Medical Examiner determined that Employee #1 died of cardiac arrest due to natural causes.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart, unconsciousness, construction, waste proc fac, cardiac arrest
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304963812 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other

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