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Accident: 202532180 - Employee Died After Hernia Surgery

Accident: 202532180 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/21/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31718838101/30/20148221Lausd Cabrillo Elementary School
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on September 27, 2013, Employee #1 was working as a facilities/maintenance worker at Cabrillo Elementary School. He was throwing a trash bag into a bin and felt a pain in his back. He was later hospitalized for hernia surgery related to the accident and was hospitalized until November 26, 2013. He needed further surgery, was admitted on January 4, 2014, and released on January 17, 2014. On January 21, 2014, Employee #1 returned to the hospital for shortness of breath where he died at 7:37 a.m. for unknown reasons.
Keywords: maintenance, back, back pain, hernia
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317188381 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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