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Accident: 202588646 - Employee Suffers Heat-Related Illness While Widening Highway

Accident: 202588646 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 07/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31532302207/16/20131611R M Harris Company, Inc.
On July 10, 2013, Employee #1, a subcontractor, was working on widening a six-mile stretch of a highway. Employee #1 had not recently performed work in temperatures such as those presented at the jobsite on this day. Employee #1 was building panels for footings to a retaining wall next to the highway. Temperatures on those three days were between 92 and 101 degrees Fahrenheit. After working that day, Employee #1 was admitted to a local hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days. The medical records strongly support that Employee #1 developed and suffered from a heat-related illness.
Keywords: heat, highway, panel, heat exhaustion, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315323022 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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