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Accident: 201924958 - Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 201924958 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31196529708/15/20091771Suarez Construction
On August 14, 2009, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was shoveling soil out of shallow trenches, which were excavated by machines for residential foundations. The outside temperature was 108 degrees. Employee #1 sustained heat exhaustion and fell to the ground. The medical examiner's office indicated that Employee #1 was dead on arrival to the hospital.
Keywords: excavation, heat, construction, trench, fall, heat exhaustion, shovel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311965297 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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