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Accident: 3990.015 - Employee Dies From Heart Attack; Heat Stress A Contributing

Accident: 3990.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 07/22/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
92835.01507/21/2011United Parcel Service, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on July 22, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a loader in Outbound 6, S1D1. Employee #1 began his shift at 5:30 AM that day. The temperature at 5:0 0 am was 80 degrees Fahrenheit and at 8:00 a.m. it was 82 degrees. At about 8:2 5 AM Employee #1 walked out of the area into the Revenue Recovery area. Employee #1 was observed by two employees in the Revenue Recovery area making statements that were not logical and saw that he was visibly shaking. Employee #1 rapidly walked away from the Revenue Recovery area. One of the Revenue Recovery employ ees followed Employee #1, who staggered and collapsed at or near the doorway and was caught by the Revenue Recovery employee. Employee #1 became unresponsive a nd was convulsing. EMS arrived and administered medical treatment. Employee #1 was transported to La Grange Memorial Hospital and subsequently died. On 09/14/ 2011, the OSHA Area Office received a revised report stating that the employee d ied form hypertensive cardiovascular disease and that heat stress was a signific ant contributing factor.
Keywords: heart attack, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 92835.015 44 M Fatality Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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