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Accident: 202569265 - Employee Dies Of Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 202569265 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 09/07/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31558810309/08/20110132Angelico Cruz
On September 3, 2011, Employee #1 was loading tobacco onto wagons. The temperature that day was 95 degrees Fahrenheit. He reportedly vomited and went missing around 4:00 p.m. Two hours later, coworkers searched unsuccessfully for Employee #1. A missing person's report was filed on at 10:30 p.m. on September 5, 2011. Employee #1's body was found at 9:50 a.m. the next day in a fence row along a highway. There were no signs of foul play according to the coroner. A beer was found in Employee #1's pocket. Other reports from coworkers and witnesses indicated Employee #1 was seen drinking beer and had been sick from green tobacco poisoning.
Keywords: loading, heat, alcohol, agriculture, heat exhaustion, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315588103 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Farm workers

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