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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14203954 Event: 06/30/1986One Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion
Employee #1 was working as a choker setter, on a cable system logging operation. Shortly before quitting time, Employee #1 complained to the supervisor about being unable to perform his job. The supervisor instructed him to walk toward the landing area where the crew bus was located. Employee #1 was unable to make it to the landing on his own and had to be carried by fellow workers. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he died of apparent cardiac arrest.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, heat exhaustion, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3109980 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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