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Accident: 201490810 - Employee Is Hospitalized Due To Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 201490810 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 06/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082638306/20/20089223Ca Corrections - Corcoran 2
On June 17, 2008, Employee #1, a correctional institution officer, was working his regular shift in housing unit Number C-6. As Employee #1 was escorting a nurse out of the housing unit, he started feeling arm, leg and stomach cramps; dizziness, headache, and weakness. Employee #1 notified his unit supervisor that he was reporting to the on-site clinic because he wasn't feeling well. As Employee #1 was walking across the yard (the outdoor inmate recreation court yard) his arms and legs became immobile and he fainted on the ground just as he reached the other side of the yard. The indoor temperature was 77 degrees Fahrenheit and the outdoor temperature was 93 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the incident. Employee #1 suffered heat exhaustion and was hospitalized.
Keywords: heat, headache, dizziness, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310826383 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Correctional institution officers

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