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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312505993 - Tomlinson, Bomberger Pruning & Removal

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 312505993Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 09/02/2009

Tomlinson, Bomberger Pruning & Removal
6064 North Strickler Road
Manheim, PA 17545
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 3055 Yellow Goose Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/18/2009
Close Case:12/02/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200571388Event: 09/01/2009Employee Collapse Due To Heat Stroke Later Dies
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 1, 2009, Employee #1, a grounds man, was working with a coworker pruning trees. It was between 89-95 degrees outside, when Employee #1 collapsed. He was hospitalized for heat stroke. His temperature was 107.7 degrees. After several days on a ventilator, doctor's decided to do surgery, to put a tracheostomy in. Employee #1 died on September 1, 2009, from complications of the tracheostomy. The final diagnosis for death was heat stroke and rhabdomyolysis resulting in multiorgan failure.
Keywords: heat, collapse, heat stroke, tree, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312505993 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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