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Accident: 97877.015 - Employee Suffers From Heat Stress While Aerating Lawn

Accident: 97877.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on August 1, 2017, an employee was aerating a lawn w ith a hand-held motorized equipment, similar to lawn mower that pushes itself. The employee felt ill and nauseous. This was the first time the employee was usi ng this equipment, and the heat and humidity were high that day. She was traine d on heat stress and how to use equipment. She drove to the nearest Dunkin' Donu ts and threw up in the bathroom. She returned to the truck and drank water bott les, but she threw up everything. She called emergency medical services. The am bulance came and took her to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. She was thro wing up continuously. The employee was hospitalized for dehydration and stayed o vernight.
Keywords: heat, lawn mower, nausea
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1252563.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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