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Accident: 201560976 - Employee Dies Of Pulmonary Embolism Cardiac Arrest

Accident: 201560976 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 12/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On December 10, 2003, Employee #1 (a material handler) was manipulating 450-pound bales of fiber fill, by hand, in order to arrange them individually so they could be picked up and moved by the forklift. A bale fell on him, and he sustained multiple bone fractures. Approximately 10 days after the accident, Employee #1 developed deep vein thrombosis. On January 7, 2004, he died of cardiac arrest caused by a pulmonary embolism that developed as a secondary complication of the fractures and deep vein thrombosis.
Keywords: heart, fracture, cardiac arrest, manual mat handling, struck by, pulmonary embolism, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304413867 Fatality Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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