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Accident: 201074176 - Employee Suffers Heat Exhaustion, Is Hospitalized

Accident: 201074176 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31267900407/22/20099224Cal Fire
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on July 18, 2009, Employee #1 was working on a brush fire, helping set up a progressive hose lay and doing wet mop up work with a coworker. Employee #1 experienced symptoms of heat exhaustion and was not feeling well after being exposed to the weather, which was approximately 105 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of approximately 20 percent. Employee #1 was nauseated, had a headache, felt light headed and was low on electrolytes. Employee #1 was taken by paramedics to the hospital where he was hospitalized and observed for two and a half days for possible work related symptoms of heat exhaustion.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, headache, fire, nausea, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312679004 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations

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