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Accident: 200643906 - Employee Dies Of Apparent Heat Stroke

Accident: 200643906 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31100007908/09/20071629H & H Trackwork, Inc.
On August 2, 2007, Employee #1, part of a railroad track repair crew, was working outside when he complained of not feeling well. Employee #1's coworkers came to his assistance and helped him to a shade tree. A short time later, Employee #1 stood up and immediately collapsed. Emergency Services was called, and Transported Employee #1 to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, where he died. The cause of death was later determined to be heat stroke. Employee #1's core temperature had risen to 107.9 degrees F.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, construction, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311000079 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Rail vehicle operators, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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