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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1265559.015 - Armando Nieto

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 1265559.015Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 09/22/2017

Armando Nieto
550 Talbert Drive
Plano, TX 75093
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238160/Roofing Contractors
Mailing: 671 Ascencion Street, El Paso, TX 79928

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/04/2017
Close Case:03/13/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99217.015Event: 09/21/2017Employee Dies From Heat-Related Illness
For two days, Employee #1 worked in direct sunlight, with scattered clouds, on the roof of a school building. The employee worked from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The employee wore a long sleeve shirt, jeans, safety vest, hard hat, safety glasses, and a rag to cover the neck area. During work hours, the heat index reached 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day and 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit on the second day. The employee took frequent breaks by sitting on a cooler located on the roof and drinking water and Gatorade. During lunch breaks (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.), the employee sat in the shade on the grounds of the school building. At 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2017, Employee #1 had just completed two days of roofing work and had arrived at the hotel he was staying at, when he showed signs of distress, including vomiting, breathing heavily, not sweating, and then collapsing to the ground and becoming unresponsive. Emergency medical services responded and transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he died. In the emergency room, the employee's body temperature was recorded at 109 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keywords: heat, roof, high temperature, heat stroke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1265559.015 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Roofers

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