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Accident: 201091428 - Employee Suffered Heat Exhaustion From High Temperatures

Accident: 201091428 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12621599504/02/19981799A. J. Diani
On March 24, 1998, Employee #1 was working under a building in the crawl space between the ground and bottom of the floor of the building, cleaning up some unknown material that had leaked from some pipes under the building. They used a Level-C hazardous materials suit to do this job. Employee #1 had perspired a lot inside the suit. The outside temperature was in the 60 degree Fahrenheit range. Water was available and Employee #1 had been drinking water. Employee #1 was trained.
Keywords: leak, hazardous waste, pipe, heat exhaustion, crawl space
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126215995 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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