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Accident: 200678381 - Truck Driver Dies From Heart Attack

Accident: 200678381 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31535542008/02/20111794Henry Fischer
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on august 1, 2011, Employee #1 was operating a dump truck. While stopping on a haul road to dump a load of dirt, he had a heart attack and died. Another truck driver that was parked behind Employee #1 during the incident reported that she observed Employee #1 start to dump his load, but then abruptly stopped. When she accessed the cab of Employee #1's truck, he was slumped over and unresponsive. Under further examination, Employee #1 was blue in color. Emergency services were contacted and CPR was performed. However, despite efforts to resuscitate Employee #1, he died.
Keywords: chest, cpr, heart attack, cardiovasc disease
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315355420 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Other

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