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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1487738.015 - Fedex Ground Package System, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Hlth 4

Nr: 1487738.015Report ID: 0454724Open Date: 08/07/2020

Fedex Ground Package System, Inc.
2560 Bertelkamp Lanenull
Knoxville, TN 37931
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484121/ General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
Mailing: 1000 Fedex Drivenull, Moon Township, PA 15108

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/07/2020
Close Case:01/25/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128535.015Event: 08/05/2020Employee Unloading Packages From Trailer Dies From Drug Use
At 4:00 p.m. on August 5, 2020, Employee #1, a 28-year-old man, was working for a firm that provided general, long-distance, truckload freight trucking. It was operating as a large international courier, express delivery, and parcel shippin g service. The employee was unloading packages from a trailer. He started to exp erience lightheadedness and ataxia (a lack of muscle control) and progressed to emesis (vomiting). Emergency medical services responded. Shortly after they arri ved, the employee went into respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. He died. His death was due to drug use. The fatality was not OSHA-covered.
Keywords: brain, cardiac arrest, dizziness, drug overdose, emergency response, loading, manual mat handling, material handling, nerve damage, respiratory, trailer, warehouse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487738.015 Fatality

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