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Accident: 201042322 - Employee Became Disoriented, Lost Consciousness And Died

Accident: 201042322 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30870141608/03/20051542Rice Construction Company
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 2, 2005, Employee #1 was cleaning up an area on a street that had just been excavated in front of several houses. He became disoriented, picked up a traffic barrier and shovel, and went to his car. He was punching the barrier inside his car. Coworkers went to check on him and found him unconscious. Employee #1 died from heat exposure.
Keywords: heat, unconsciousness, heat exhaustion, overexposure
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308701416 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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