Inspection: 312388465 - Rockford Pipeline Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty
Nr: 312388465Report ID:0950411Open Date: 07/02/2008
Rockford Pipeline Corporation
S 355th Ave & Elliot Rd
Arlington, AZ 85322
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 22845 Nw Bennett St, Ste 150, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:08/14/2008
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:08/14/2008
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202288866Event: 06/30/2008Employee Suffers Heat Exhaustion, Later Dies
On June 30, 2008, Employee #1 was part of a work crew consisted of a foreman, a lead man and four laborers. The crew was assigned to unload 40-pound sandbags from a truck. The sandbags are used to support the installation of a 36-in. diameter natural gas pipeline. The ambient temperature at the time of the incident was approximately 110-degrees Fahrenheit. The crew had water and ice to drink and shade was provided by their shuttle bus at the worksite. Employee #1 was overcome by the heat at approximately 3:30 p.m. and was unresponsive to verbal instructions and physical stimuli and displayed signs of heat stress and a possible heart attack. Employee #1 was air-evacuated to hospital and passed away the following morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 1, 2008.
Keywords: heat, heat exhaustion, heart attack, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312388465 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Construction laborers