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Accident: 200924520 - Employee Cutting Trees Dies Of Heat Stress

Accident: 200924520 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 08/08/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31035402208/09/20062411W.C.T., Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on August 8, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a logging firm. While engaged in a tree limbing operation on a plot of land that had been logged over, he became overheated and passed out. Attempts to revive him failed, and he died later at the hospital. Temperatures on August 8, 2006, were about 98 degrees Fahrenheit, with a heat index estimated to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit or more.
Keywords: heat, heat stroke, logger, heat exhaustion, logging, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310354022 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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