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Accident: 96377.015 - U.S. Postal Employee Sustains Heat Stress And Heart Problem

Accident: 96377.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 06/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240274.01506/16/2017U.S. Postal Service
At 1:45 p.m. on June 13, 2017, a U.S. Postal Service employee was delivering mail and packages which weighed up to 40 pounds. The delivery route involved driving and walking. The employee sustained the effects of heat stress. The employee stopped at a gas station and called the supervisor. The supervisor went to the employee's location and drove him back to the main work site. The employee's symptoms did not subside and an ambulance was called. The employee was taken to the hospital and admitted due to a cardiac event.
Keywords: delivery work, heat, heart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1240274.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Mail carriers, postal service

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