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Accident: 201060837 - Employee Injured Due To Heat Stroke

Accident: 201060837 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12013595909/11/19970161Ralph Collazo Packing Inc
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 10, 1997, Employee #1 and coworkers were shoveling dirt and debris away from irrigation pipes and canals in a field to prepare it for irrigation prior to planting. They had been working since approximately 6:15 a.m. Employee #1 said he was feeling ill. He was driven to the shade of a palm tree and got out of the car. While he was sitting under the tree, he vomited and lost consciousness. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit for heat stroke.
Keywords: agriculture, heat stroke, manual mat handling, heat exhaustion, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120135959 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Laborers, except construction

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