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Accident: 201080561 - Employee Died From Cardiac Arrest

Accident: 201080561 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194509307/22/19973799Rexhall Industries, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., on July 17, 1997, Employee #1 was lifted 8 ft in the air on a 4-ft by 4-ft pallet using a Towmotor lift (Model 502SLP5024) to spot weld a steel beam of an equipment support system under construction. He suffered a hear attack and fell from the pallet onto the concrete floor. He was taken to the Lancaster Antelope Hospital where he later died. Although he suffered a fractured skull due to the fall, the coroner stated that cardiac arrest was he cause of death.
Keywords: fracture, head, struck against, welding, cardiac arrest, industrial truck, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111945093 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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