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Accident: 202491973 - Pistachio Harvester Dies From Heart Issues Or Heat Stroke

Accident: 202491973 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457320509/24/20110761George Masih Pagany Dba George Masih Pagany Farm
At approximately 9:38 p.m. on September 23, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a field laborer for a farm labor contractor at the Pur Hiran pistachio farm in West Sacramento, CA. He was required to walk behind a harvesting machine and help pick out excess leaves and debris from bins on the truck. He was observed by his coworkers to be dizzy or to be experiencing some difficulty breathing. He was transported to the shade structure at the site, and emergency medical services were contacted. He was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, where he later died. Employee #1 reportedly died from heart-related issues or heat stroke. The Cal/OSHA Sacramento District Office was informed of this incident at approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 24, 2011, by a telephone report from the Sacramento coroner's office.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, respiratory, heat, emergency response, agriculture, farm machinery, harvester, heat stroke, dizziness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314573205 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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