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Accident: 202345443 - Employee Suffers Heat Exhaustion And Dies

Accident: 202345443 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/16/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30932307908/17/20051799Weller Pools Llc
Employee #1 was a temporary employee and this was his first day on the job. Employee #1 was helping to set reinforcing steel into the walls of the pool as it was being built. At approximately 2:00 p.m. Employee #1 said he was not feeling well and was escorted out of the pool to the break area. Employee #1 stumbled and fell several times while walking to the break area. At the break area the foreman called emergency services and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Keywords: heat, construction, pool, heat exhaustion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309323079 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Swimming pool construction
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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