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Accident: 67589.015 - Employee Spraying Pesticide Near A Bystander Goes Into Cardi

Accident: 67589.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 07/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
994149.01508/08/2014Knock Out Pest Control
At 10:30 a.m. on July 11, 2014, a person was nearby as his brother-in-law worked for an exterminating and pest control service. The employee was applying pestic ide with a hand-held sprayer and the person was resting in the vicinity of his b rother-in-law's truck, because he was feeling sick. He was found by his brother- in-law on the road in front of the work site, in obvious distress. The employee ran down the street to a fire station with emergency medical personnel (an EMS c rew) to get help for his brother-in-law. The person had gone into cardiac arrest . He had no pulse or electrical activity in his heart. A later blood test gave a positive finding of cocaine in his system.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, cardiovasc system, emergency response, pesticide, toxic fumes, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 994149.015 47 M Fatality Not Applicable

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