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Accident: 85563.015 - Employee Is Found Unresponsive And Dies From Heart Attack

Accident: 85563.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/25/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1150238.01505/26/2016D & T Electric, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on May 25, 2016, an employee who was an electrician was working with two other electricians to remove anchoring bolts off the new Eaton electrical panels unit that was shipped and received on a pallet by the electricians at the site earlier that morning. While bending over to manually remove bolts with a wrench from the equipment's enclosure and shipping pallet, the employee collapsed forward in an awkward position between the unit and adjacent wall. He was found unresponsive within moments by two electricians. The employee was removed from the position and laid on the adjacent floor for first aid measures performed by two other electricians. Emergency responders were requested to the scene via 911 call by the electrician who then proceeded to administer CPR per 911 operator's instructions until the Fire Department arrived at the scene. Further CPR was administered and the employee was transported by ambulance to the local medical center. The employee died from an heart attack.
Keywords: electrician, heart attack
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1150238.015 52 M Fatality Other Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Lifting operations

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