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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200102325 Event: 07/07/2006Employee Dies While Spraying Asphalt Adhesive On Roof
On July 7, 2006, Employee #1 was part of a roofing crew, spraying a cold asphalt-based adhesive on a roof. Ambient temperatures were in the mid- to high-70 degrees Fahrenheit. The MSDS for the adhesive indicates that the adhesive's solvent is Stoddard solvent, which is mineral spirits. Employee #1 stated that he felt dizzy, and then he collapsed. By the time emergency medical services arrived six minutes later, his coworkers were performing CPR. The fire department's report states that Employee #1 was in "full arrest." The coroner's report gives the cause of death as "hypertensive coronary sclerotic heart disease."
Keywords: roof, cpr, heart attack, spray painting, cardiovasc disease, chemical reaction, roofer, chemical vapor, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310219589 Occupation not reported

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