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Accident: 944751 - Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 944751 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 05/28/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1854071608/03/19931761Simon Roofing And Sheet Metal Corp.
Employee #1 worked on the roof of Westinghouse Electric Corporation for Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp. He worked at the chute throwing "tear-off" off the roof between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Employee #1 became nauseated and vomited. He was allowed to rest and drink some water. For the rest of the day, Employee #1 was placed on a lighter task, supplying foam board to other roofers. He continued to vomit and drink water throughout the day and left the roof at the end of his workshift (4:00 p.m.). His father drove him home. Employee #1 collapsed outside his hotel room and died on May 28, 1993 from heat exhaustion. His core temperature was 107 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keywords: roof, collapse, construction, nausea, heat exhaustion, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18540716 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Roofers

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