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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314487018 - D M Disposal Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 3

Nr: 314487018Report ID: 1055330Open Date: 08/06/2010

D M Disposal Co Inc
4622 70th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98371
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562212/Solid Waste Landfill
Mailing: Po Box 399, Puyallup, WA 98371

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/29/2010
Emphasis: L:WasafetyClose Case:12/29/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202368478Event: 08/05/2010Employee Dies From Heat Exhaustion
On August 5, 2010, Employee #1 was working as a helper on a residential garbage truck run. Shortly after taking a lunch break, Employee #1 began acting irrational. He exited the truck and attempted to access a nearby residential home. When his efforts failed, he jumped over two fences, landing on some large rocks. Emergency services were contacted and upon arrival evaluated Employee #1's condition, discovering that his body temperature was in excess of 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died.
Keywords: garbage truck, struck against, fall, heat exhaustion, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314487018 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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