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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201692787 Event: 06/20/2007Employee Dies From Coronary Heart Disease
On June 20, 2007, Employee #1, a "shipwright" for a shipyard was working first shift scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At the 3:00 p.m. shift change the supervisor noticed that Employee #1 had not "clocked out". The supervisor called Employee #1's cell phone - there was no response. The supervisor surveyed the work area for Employee #1. At approximately 3:40 p.m., the supervisor activated the facility's "missing person" procedure with Security who then notified the Safety Department and NASSCO Fire Department. A formalized search of the facility began. At approximately 3:59 p.m. An in-house firefighter found Employee #1 unresponsive in a portable toilet between Ways 3 and 4. The firefighter pulled Employee #1 from the portable toilet and began CPR. San Diego Fire Department was notified and arrived on the scene at 4:12 p.m. Life saving efforts were made, however, at 4:29 p.m. San Diego Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office was notified. A medical examiner arrived at the facility at 6:25 p.m. for an investigation. The body was transported to the medical examiner's office at approximately 7:12 p.m. Upon receiving the Investigative Report and the letter "stipulating the cause of death" from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office - the death was attributed to: coronary artery atherosclerosis - natural causes.
Keywords: heart, shipyard, artery
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309149615 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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