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Inspection: 315655019 - Avenger Pest Control Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 315655019Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 07/06/2011

Avenger Pest Control Llc
2998 Hwy 412 East
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7342/Disinfecting and Pest Control Services
NAICS: 561710/Exterminating and Pest Control Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/08/2011
Close Case:11/09/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200264224Event: 07/05/2011Employee Dies From Cerebral Aneurysm While Spraying Termites
At 10:45 a.m. on July 5, 2011, Employee #1 arrived at a residence to prepare (drilling and trenching) for pesticide spraying for termites. Employee #1 entered the crawl space under the house at least 20 minutes after arriving onsite. Employee #1 was observed and spoke with the homeowner at approximately 12:20 p.m. At 3:50 p.m., the homeowner discovered Employee #1 in the crawl space with the wand used to apply pesticides in his left hand. Pesticides had been sprayed in the crawl space and around part of the house. The homeowner called emergency rescue services, which arrived at the house. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. The death was ruled natural causes (cerebral aneurysm) by the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office.
Keywords: aneurysm, insecticide, crawl space, pesticide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315655019 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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