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Accident: 201353414 - Employee Dies Of Apparent Heat Stroke

Accident: 201353414 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/17/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31003291708/22/20071751Robert Lindsey Carpentry
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on August 16, 2007, Employee #1, a member of a framing crew, was pulling nails from boards when he told the owner of the company that he was not feeling well. The temperature at the work site had reached approximately 96 degrees F, and it was a sunny day with little to no breeze. The owner instructed Employee #1 to sit down. Later, Employee #1 began to get disoriented, and a few moments later began vomiting. Emergency medical services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he died at 10:30 p.m. the next day. The reported cause of death was heat stroke. Earlier that in the day on August 16, Employee #1 had been doing a variety of jobs, such as moving equipment and using a sledge hammer to break a concrete slab.
Keywords: construction, heat stroke, high temperature, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310032917 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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