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Accident: 200741379 - Employee Dies After Collapsing While At Work

Accident: 200741379 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 07/03/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30578911707/07/20031711Peninsular Engineering And Construction Co. Inc.
On July 3, 2003, Employee #1 was welding on a mezzanine next to a steam turbine. While leaving the area to go on a break, Employee #1 collapsed. Emergency Medical Services was called and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Employee #1 passed away at the hospital a couple of hours later. The autopsy report does not indicate a cause of death. There was no evidence to support a heart attack, aneurysm, stroke, embolism or heat stress as the cause of death. Onsite inspection and interview with witnesses did not reveal any apparent workplace hazards which would contribute to the fatality.
Keywords: embolism, heart attack, welding, heat stroke, aneurysm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 45 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305789117 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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