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Accident: 201311396 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack

Accident: 201311396 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 03/17/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11376673703/18/20054941Nj American Water Co Dba Elizabethtown Water Co
On March 17, 2005, an employee working for about 5 to10 minutes in an excavation, the size about 2-ft by 6-ft by 3-ft deep. The employee was plugging a water main leak and digging out the soil around the leak. After complaining of dizziness the employee collapsed. The Employee was rushed to a hospital; an initial report indicated he died in the emergency room after suffering possible heart attack.
Keywords: leak, die, excavation, collapse, heart attack, dizziness, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113766737 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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