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Accident: 992305 - Employee Dies Of Heart Attack While Directing Traffic

Accident: 992305 -- Report ID: 0253690 -- Event Date: 01/27/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10221830202/01/19889224Sugarloaf Fire Station Chester Fire Dist
Employee #1, a 53-year-old salesman at a local lumber yard and volunteer fire fighter, was directing traffic near a building fire when he suddenly felt pains in his chest and collapsed. He died of acute cardiac failure due to extensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with obesity and diabetes mellitus as contributing factors. Employee #1 was not part of the interior structural fire fighting team; he served primarily as a fire police team member to control traffic.
Keywords: firefighter, heart, heart attack, cardiovasc disease
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102218302 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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