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Accident: 202634283 - Employee Is Hospitalized For Severe Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 202634283 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/13/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351483810/26/20111731Hayward Electric Company
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 13, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a laborer for an electrical contracting company. Employee #1 was digging a trench in order to install a steel conduit. Employee #1 was working for two days prior in hot conditions, and he had been vomiting all three days. Coworker #1 transported Employee #1 to Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, CA. Medical staff at this hospital informed Coworker #1 that Employee #1 was dehydrated and was experiencing kidney failure and that Employee #1 required a higher level of care. Employee #1's wife arrived at the hospital at approximately 3:30 p.m. and transported Employee #1 to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days with a diagnosis of severe dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Keywords: heat, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313514838 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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