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Accident: 202466140 - Employee Is Found Dead In Porta Potty

Accident: 202466140 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/20/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020227006/24/20080761Patricia Sanchez
At approximately 3:42 p.m. on June 20, 2008, an employee was found dead in a porta potty in a squash field in Santa Maria, Ca. The employee was found by the farmer, who notified emergency services. The Santa Maria Fire Department and the Sheriff Department responded. The employee was transported to Dudley Hoffman Mortuary. Based on preliminary investigations, the employee was an acquaintance of the farmer, and was simply visiting on the day of his death. The employee entered the porta potty and passed away. The Santa Barbara Sheriffs Department was investigating the cause of death.
Keywords: alcohol, drug overdose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310202270 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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