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Accident: 201178753 - Employee Suffers Heat Stress While Removing Roof

Accident: 201178753 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30088320410/20/20051799Warren Asbestos Abatement Contractors Inc
On October 1, 2005, an employee, an asbestos worker, suffered a heat illness after removing a coal tar pitch roof over two days while wearing a Tyvek suit and full face respirator in 90 plus degree Fahrenheit heat and direct sunlight. He cramped up and vomited during the last day of removal but did not inform his supervisor. He went home and suffered cramps, nausea, and vomiting for a day before going to a hospital, where he was admitted and treated for heat related illness and associated medical complications for three days.
Keywords: coal tar pitch, head, heat, roof, construction, nausea, heat exhaustion, respirator, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300883204 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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