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Accident: 78247.015 - Employee Killed After Sustaining Suspected Heat Stress

Accident: 78247.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 06/02/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1079094.01507/15/2015Primoris Energy Services Corporation
At 5:30 p.m. on June 2, 2015, an employee was part of a four-man crew tasked wit h replacing filters on a separator vessel for a customer. The employee felt dizz y, disoriented and then sat in the truck trying to cool off. The co-worker drov e the employee two and half hours home to Mathis, TX, where he was dropped off. The employee passed away at his home a short time after his arrival. The employ ee sustained a heart attack, Thrombus (blood clot) caused myocardial ischemia (l oss of blood flow) which led to fatal ventricular arrhythmia and death.
Keywords: heart attack, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1079094.015 45 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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