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Accident: 97440.015 - Employee Succumbs To Heat Stress And Dies

Accident: 97440.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248555.01507/20/2017Ace Air Conditioning Of Louisiana, Llc
At 5:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017, an employee was assisting with the installation of air conditioning duct work in a residential attic. During work, the employee was starting to become overheated. The cowoker told the employee to go sit in the work truck to cool off in the air conditioning and drink some fluids. Approximately 45 minutes later, the employee was asked to assist another coworker. As the employee exited the vehicle, the coworker observed that the employee's lips were blue. Soon after, the employee collapsed. Emergency services were contacted and, upon their arrival, the employee was determined dead.
Keywords: air conditioner, heat stroke, heat, unconsciousness, collapse, emergency response
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1248555.015 32 M Fatality Heat Exhaustion FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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