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Accident: 200643427 - Employee Dies In Attic Of Unknown Causes

Accident: 200643427 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30806745312/02/20051731L.A.W. Electric Llc
At about 11:45 a.m. on August 18, 2005, Employee #1, an electrician's helper, and a coworker, were running electric conductors in an attic between two three-way switches. Soon after entering the attic, Employee #1 collapsed onto the ceiling joists. The coworker attempted to contact Employee #1, found him unconscious, and began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Emergency responders transported Employee #1 to a local hospital, where he died the next day. Polyurethane insulation had been sprayed on the interior surfaces of the metal exterior siding and roof of the structure in February of 2005.
Keywords: attic, heat, cpr, electrician
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308067453 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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