Inspection: 312726920 - Geneva Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora
Nr: 312726920Report ID:0521400Open Date: 06/23/2009
Geneva Construction Company
Us Rt 30 .75 M East Of Il Rt 47
Yorkville, IL 60560
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 1350 Aurora Avenue, Aurora, IL 60507
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:09/30/2009
Emphasis: S:Hwy Street Bridge Constr,S:Struck-By,L:ArratranClose Case:10/01/2009
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200824191Event: 06/23/2009Employee Dies Of Heat Stroke
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 23, 2009, an employee, a construction laborer was working with a road patch crew. The employee had rotated various job duties including driving a pick up truck, manual asphalt spreading, controlling a dump truck tailgate chute, and traffic signaling. The employee was signaling traffic, fell to one knee. He was placed in an air conditioned on site pick-up truck. Drinking water and body cooling water was provided at that time. Drinking water and other sport drinks had been provided and consumed by the employee prior to his collapse. Two cooling breaks had been taken at mid and late morning. The employee refused medical attention up to the point of loss of consciousness and convulsions. Emergency medical services was summoned by 911, the employee was packed in ice and transported to a local hospital and was pronounced a short time later.
Keywords: heat stroke, construction, heat exhaustion, heat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312726920 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported