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Accident: 201283173 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke Delayed Effects

Accident: 201283173 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31253119708/18/20091771Jim Stucco
On August 10th, 2009, Employee #1 of J&M Stucco, was returning from his break, when he stopped at an orange barricade to rest, collapsed while leaning on the barricade and rolled into the hole that the barricade protected. His co-workers came to his aid and poured water on him to cool him down and shaded him from the sun using a piece of cardboard. 911 was called and the paramedic arrived approximately 5 minutes later. The incident took place on property under development at the Gwinnett Medical Center. Within 5 minutes medical help arrived and the victim was transported to the emergency room at Gwinnett Medical Center where Employee #1 was admitted. Three days later, on August 13, 2009 Employee #1 died. The medial report indicated death due to delayed effects of heat stroke.
Keywords: collapse, heat stroke
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312531197 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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