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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201091428 Event: 03/24/1998Employee Suffered Heat Exhaustion From High Temperatures
On March 24, 1998, Employee #1 was working under a building in the crawl space between the ground and bottom of the floor of the building, cleaning up some unknown material that had leaked from some pipes under the building. They used a Level-C hazardous materials suit to do this job. Employee #1 had perspired a lot inside the suit. The outside temperature was in the 60 degree Fahrenheit range. Water was available and Employee #1 had been drinking water. Employee #1 was trained.
Keywords: leak, hazardous waste, pipe, heat exhaustion, crawl space
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126215995 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers

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