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Accident: 201282050 - Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 201282050 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 07/19/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30784023107/19/20052411Ricky Wall Company
On July 19, 2005, Employee #1 was at a pulpwood logging site and became ill at lunch time after working on a skidder with a ruptured hose. He was placed in an air conditioned truck cab with water and rested approximately 20 minutes. He told other workers he felt O.K. and went back to work. Approximately 3 hours later while still working on the skidder, a coworker checked on his progress. Employee #1 was sitting on the ground and said he could not get up and became unconscious. He stopped breathing and could not be revived. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: heat, maintenance, mechanic, cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion, high temperature, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307840231 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Heavy equipment mechanics

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