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Accident: 57688.015 - Employee Dies Of Obesity After Climbing A Ladder

Accident: 57688.015 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 02/05/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
957993.01502/06/2014Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on Feb 5, 2014, an employee was operating a control unit for an ab rasive blasting system. While preparing to load new blasting material, the emplo yee climbed a ladder to access a platform where a hatch door was located. Upon r eaching the platform, the employee collapsed and fell unconscious. The coroners investigation determined employee died of natural causes including atherosclero tic coronary artery disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Keywords: abrasive blasting, cardiovasc disease, ladder, platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 957993.015 53 M Fatality Construction laborers

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