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Accident: 202553517 - Recruit Firefighter Sustains Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 202553517 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/24/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552582408/30/20119224Orange County Fire Authority
On August 24, 2011, Employee #1, a recruit firefighter with the Orange County Fire Authority, was undergoing training to become a firefighter. At the end of the day, he reported to instructors that he was experiencing discomfort and cramps. Employee #1 was hospitalized for dehydration and heat exhaustion. He claimed to have been acclimated to higher temperatures and hydrated on the day of the incident.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, heat exhaustion, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315525824 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations

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