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Accident: 200645208 - Employee Dies In Route To Hospital

Accident: 200645208 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/29/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31493629511/01/20111381Tomcat Drilling Rig #3
On August 28, 2011, Employee #1, an oil well driller, was working under the sub-frame of the drilling rig, in the shade. The ambient temperature was 99 degrees. Employee #1 started complaining about a feeling of "burning up" inside. A coworker transported him in his personal vehicle to the hospital. The coworker that was driving was pulled over for speeding by the Highway Patrol, and was escorted to the hospital, where Employee #1 was pronounced dead. There was suspicion of possible drug use by Employee #1 and the medical examiner found levels of methamphetamines in his system.
Keywords: heat, oil well drilling, heat exhaustion, oil rig, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314936295 Fatality Other Drillers, oil well

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