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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 120411.015 Event: 10/03/2019Employee Dies From Heart Attack After Shoveling
At 6:15 a.m. on October 3, 2019, Employee #1 and three coworkers were shoveling wood flakes in the Line 1 Press Pit. The pit resembled a basement and was approx imately 90 feet by 35 feet by 30 feet in size. The employee started to feel bad while shoveling wood flakes in the pit. He walked up three flights of stairs an d got onto a tricycle to ride back to the laboratory. Once the employee was in the lab, he was given some water to drink and a cool towel to put on the back of his neck. Employee #1 then slumped over in the chair that he was sitting in. He died from a heart attack with heat as a contributing factor.
Keywords: heart attack, heat, pit, shovel, wood chips
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1435438.015 Fatality

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