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Accident: 202638003 - Worker Cutting Down Trees Dies From Heart Failure

Accident: 202638003 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/24/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31745188803/27/20141794Bryan Stumler Excavating Inc
On March 24, 2014, Employee #1, employed by an excavation contractor, was working at a new road construction site. He was operating a chain saw to cut down trees at the site. While preparing to cut a tree, Employee #1 turned off the saw's power and either fell or lay down on the ground. When the company owner came out to help Employee #1, he found him unresponsive. The owner called for emergency medical services. When the responders arrived, they called the coroner, who came to the site. The coroner pronounced Employee #1 dead on the scene. This event was investigated by Indiana OSHA. The coroner's report listed the cause of death as Cardio-Vascular, Respiratory System Failure.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart, respiratory, tree felling, heart attack, construction, electric saw, saw, cardiac arrest
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317451888 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Other

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