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Accident: 3384.015 - Employee Dies From Heat Stroke

Accident: 3384.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 07/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
96827.01508/01/2011Alliance Contractors Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 19, 2011, an employee was setting transfer b askets in preparation of concrete pavement to be poured. The employee was wearin g a high visibility vest and a hard hat. The employee received limited training on heat stress. The weather on the day and time surrounding the incident was zer o precipitation, high humidity, temps were at approximately mid to upper 80 degr ees (F) at 9:00 AM, 90 degrees (F) by 10 AM and temps rose to a high of 97 degre es by approximately 2 PM. The employee began showing symptoms at around 10:30 AM , which included but were not limited to dizziness, loss of balance, and was oth erwise non responsive. Emergency response call was received at 12:51 PM and res ponders arrived on site at 12:53 PM. The work being performed was a normal routi ne portion of the employee's job. The employee suffered effects as a result of heat stress related disorders, and died based from exposure to high temperatures resulting from heat stroke.
Keywords: heat, heat stroke
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 96827.015 47 M Fatality

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