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Accident: 201020823 - Ironworker Suffers Heat Stroke While Carrying Rebar

Accident: 201020823 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/29/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30074863907/03/20061622Pacific Coast Steel Inc
On June 29, 2006, Employee #1, an apprentice ironworker, was carrying rebar on a bridge replacement project. He became tired and, after being told to take a break by coworkers, became incoherent and physically ill. He was transported to an emergency room and was hospitalized with heat stroke.
Keywords: rebar, iron worker, welder, construction, heat stroke, steel erection, heat exhaustion, high temperature, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300748639 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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