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Accident: 86247.015 - Employee Is Killed By Heat Stress In A Nectarine Ochard

Accident: 86247.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/26/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1153860.01506/02/2016Fruit Harvest Inc.
At 3:47 a.m. on July 26, 2016, an employee was part of a crew which was removing netting from nectarine trees. He was climbing a ladder to untie the cords of tree netting. He started feeling ill and informed a co-worker (buddy). His coworker told him to rest under a tree. The employee started convulsing. He sustained a heat related illness on his second day of working in 106 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. The employee was killed by heat stress.
Keywords: agriculture, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, ladder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1153860.015 54 M Fatality Other Farm workers

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