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Accident: 201351723 - Employee Died From Not Work Related Heart Attack

Accident: 201351723 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 04/19/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398857004/19/20021731James D. Hinson Electrical Contracting Co., Inc.
On April 19, 2002, Employee #1 was a member of a crew installing underground conduit for fiber-optic cables. A drilling machine was used to bore a path in the ground for the conduit to be placed. Duties of Employee #1 included mixing a chemical, Supergel X, which was used to lubricate the boring equipment, in a 300-gallon vat of water. This gel contained crystalline silica and nuisance dust, but the duration and manner of exposure did not present an inhalation hazard, although the chemical was reportedly involved. However, Employee #1 died as a result of a heart attack, a coronary atherosclerosis that was not work related.
Keywords: conduit, heart attack, construction, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303988570 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Other

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