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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1005354 Event: 05/20/1988Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on May 20, 1988, Employee #1, an assistant highway repairman for the NYC Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highway Operations, was driving a 22-ton asphalt truck (#141FF) eastbound on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. He suffered traumatic cardiac arrest that caused him to swerve off the road and to collide with a tree and chain-link fence. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital at 2:22 p.m., and pronounced dead at 3:00 p.m.
Keywords: heart attack, cardiac arrest
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104756358 Fatality Other Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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