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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1321937.015 - United States Postal Service

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 1321937.015Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 06/11/2018

United States Postal Service
13904 Josey Lanenull
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 491110/Postal Service
Mailing: 13904 Josey Lanenull, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/10/2018
Close Case:12/06/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1346295   Yes

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 106391.015Event: 06/07/2018Employee Suffers Heat Related Illness
At 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2018, Employee #1 had just completed delivering mail on a park-and-loop route. When the employee returned to the station after completin g the assigned route, he reported symptoms of heat illness including being hot, hands cramping, and vomiting a few times at the station. During the employee's w ork shift, the heat index ranged from 86.3 degrees F to 96.8 degrees F. The supe rvisor instructed the employee to sit, and had a coworker bring the employee a p opsicle. The employee sat for approximately ten minutes. The employee began to feel better so he went out to the dock to attempt to unload his vehicle. The emp loyee began to cramp all over. A coworker assisted the employee back inside the station where he sat on a stool and then eventually ended up on the floor. The s upervisor contacted emergency medical services, and the employee was transported to the hospital, where he remained for four days.
Keywords: delivery work, heat, heat exhaustion, high temperature, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1321937.015 Hospitalized injury Mail carriers, postal service

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