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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200741379 Event: 07/03/2003Employee Dies After Collapsing While At Work
On July 3, 2003, Employee #1 was welding on a mezzanine next to a steam turbine. While leaving the area to go on a break, Employee #1 collapsed. Emergency Medical Services was called and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Employee #1 passed away at the hospital a couple of hours later. The autopsy report does not indicate a cause of death. There was no evidence to support a heart attack, aneurysm, stroke, embolism or heat stress as the cause of death. Onsite inspection and interview with witnesses did not reveal any apparent workplace hazards which would contribute to the fatality.
Keywords: embolism, heart attack, welding, heat stroke, aneurysm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305789117 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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