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Accident: 200758209 - Construction Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 200758209 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 05/31/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30918463806/26/20061542Mark Stiles Sr. Construction, Llc
At approximately 3:46 p.m., after lunch, on May 31, 2006, Employee #1, employed with Mark Stiles Sr. Construction, LLC for nine days, was on a crew of four on the construction of a preengineered post and frame steel building. Employee #1 was shoveling dirt and backfilling holes, when he collapsed. Employee #1 was experiencing heat stress-related symptoms, so emergency medical services was called. Employee #1 was taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and was transported to OSU Medical Center the next day. Employee #1 died in the hospital due to heat stroke on June 9, 2006 at 12:37 a.m. On the day of the incident, the maximum temperature was 88 degrees F and the maximum humidity was 94 to 100 (average humidity was 70 to 79).
Keywords: heat, construction, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, shovel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309184638 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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