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Accident: 201860905 - Store Worker Suffers From Heart Attack On Break

Accident: 201860905 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 01/07/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31261571901/08/20105311Wal-Mart Store #711
On January 7, 2010, Employee #1, a 55-year-old, who worked at Wal-Mart store number 711, was taking lunch break in the lounge area and was drinking a cup of coffee when he suddenly he fell over with a heart attack. Employee #1 had been performing light duty referred to as "picking" which involved scanning, retrieval and replacement of single items on store shelves. Cardiovascular Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered by a nurse who was shopping in the store, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was summoned. Approximately ten minutes later, the local paramedics arrived, treated and transported Employee #1 to local hospital, where he later died. The time of death was reported at 2:00 a.m., during the investigation it was reported that Employee #1 had preexisting health conditions related to cardiovascular system.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, cpr, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312615719 Fatality Other Sales workers, other commodities

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