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Accident: 200926160 - Employee Dies Few Days After Being Exposed To Silica

Accident: 200926160 -- Report ID: 0355124 -- Event Date: 01/11/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31630934301/18/20121799Tiki Tree And Landscape Service
On December 15, 2011, Employee #1 had been cutting block during the construction of a new landscape in a residential district. During an interview with the employer, he stated that Employee #1 was only wearing safety glasses. During the cutting operation, he was not using a respirator or wet method. Subsequent to the exposure, the employee was seen by a doctor for bronchitis and given medication. On December 18, 2011, Employee #1 returned back to work and was given light work including block marking and setting. The employer stated the employee was using an inhaler throughout that week. On January 2, 2012, the employee was found dead in his apartment. The medical examiner was unable to determine if the death was work related.
Keywords: blocks
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316309343 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters

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