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Accident: 910232 - Employee Dies Of Heart Attack Caused By Cocaine Use

Accident: 910232 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/25/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12649313906/29/19961711Mid-Atlantic Mechanical, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were pushing a portable Lincoln Ranger diesel-powered welding machine. According to a witness, Employee #1 had pushed the welder approximately 40 feet to an elevator when he suddenly fell to the floor. He was transferred to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to the coroner, Employee #1 died of a heart attack brought on by cocaine use.
Keywords: heart, heart attack, drug overdose, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126493139 Fatality Other Sheetmetal duct installers

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