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Accident: 202487187 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 202487187 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186226207/14/20081542Mascon, Inc
At approximately 2:25 p.m. on July 11, 2008, Employee #1, a new, unacclimatized, 55-year-old laborer, collapsed, while hand-excavating footings, outdoors on a hot and smoky day. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was found to have a temperature of 107 degrees F. He was diagnosed with heat stroke and hospitalized. Employee #1 progressed into multisystem organ failure and died nine days later, on July 20, 2008.
Keywords: work rules, construction, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311862262 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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