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Accident: 201351715 - Employee Dies As A Result Of Hyperthermia

Accident: 201351715 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 06/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398915606/10/20022015Tyson Foods, Inc.
On June 3, 2002, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was collecting chickens from farms. He began work around 10:50 a.m. Around 2:30 p.m., a foreman saw Employee #1 at a water spigot located between two barns. Employee #1 was running water on his head, neck, and arms. The foreman stated that Employee #1 did not look well and appeared to be tired. Employee #1 declined to take a break and returned to work. A few moments later, Employee #1 collapsed. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Employee #1 later died consequences resulting from hyperthermia.
Keywords: heat, agriculture, heat stroke, cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303989156 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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