Inspection: 313479495 - Duncan, Richard

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Sw Reg Hlth
Nr: 313479495Report ID:0355123Open Date: 08/13/2009
Duncan, Richard
2236 Cody Road
Nathalie, VA 24577
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0132/Tobacco
NAICS: 111910/Tobacco Farming
Mailing: 2241 Cody Road, Nathalie, VA 24577
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:01/28/2010
Close Case:01/28/2010
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200925741Event: 08/11/2009Employee Dies From Heat-Related Illness
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on August 11, 2009, Employee #1 started working in a tobacco field. Employee #1 was pruning tobacco leaves by hand, and between 10:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m., he collapsed, while suddenly trying to seek shade. Someone immediately took Employee #1 by van to a local fire department less than one quarter mile away. An onsite EMT briefly treated Employee #1, before putting him in an ambulance and taking him to a local hospital. Employee #1 died en route to the hospital. Investigators determined that Employee #1 had taken breaks and was drinking water. The temperature at that time of his collapse was approximately 83 degrees to 85 degrees (units assumed to be Fahrenheit).
Keywords: agriculture, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, high temperature, fainted, heat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313479495 Fatality Other Farm workers