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Accident: 46467.015 - Employee Suffers Heat Stroke And Is Killed

Accident: 46467.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 06/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
912111.01506/13/2013Bfi Waste Services Of Texas, Lp
At 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2013, a temporary employee and a coworker (truck driver) were assigned to pick up solid waste and load it into a commercial refuse colle ction truck. The employee told his coworker that he did not feel he could compl ete the remaining 10 houses on the route and needed to rest in the truck cab. T he coworker stated that a few minutes later he noticed the employee was not in t he truck and saw him staggering down the street where he then collapsed. The co worker immediately alerted a nearby home owner who called 9-11. The employee wa s transported by EMS, where the employee had a core temperature of 106 degrees F was reported. The employee was treated for heat stroke, but died on June 9, 20 13.
Keywords: garbage truck, heat, heat stroke
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 912111.015 31 M Fatality Garbage collectors

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