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Accident: 201496064 - Field Laborer Sustains Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 201496064 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/13/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31507101908/16/20110161J A Contracting
At 6:30 a.m. on August 13, 2011, Employee #1, an agricultural field laborer, began staking a new pistachio orchard. At 1:30 p.m., he reported to his supervisor that he experienced a headache, abdominal cramps, and leg cramps. A coworker drove Employee #1 approximately 60 miles to Sierra Kings District Hospital, where he was treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration. When interviewed, Employee #1 indicated that shade, water, communications, training and a supervisor were all available at the site. Weather conditions recorded for that day included a high temperature of 97 degrees Fahrenheit and 30 percent average relative humidity.
Keywords: heat, abdomen, agriculture, headache, heat exhaustion, communication, leg, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315071019 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Farm workers

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