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Inspection: 316814615 - Village Of East Hazel Crest - Dept Of Public Works

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Nr: 316814615Report ID: 0551703Open Date: 01/08/2014

Village Of East Hazel Crest - Dept Of Public Works
17400 S Park Av(Calumet Metra Station)
East Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9199/General Government, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 921190/Other General Government Support
Mailing: 1904 W 174th Street - Attn: Thomas Brown, Mayor, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/08/2014
Close Case:04/01/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202602413Event: 01/03/2014Employee Sustains Heart Attack While Salting Sidewalk
At about 6:00 a.m. on January 3, 2014, an employee was working in the Department of Public Works for the municipality in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He was salting the sidewalks at the north entrance of the Calumet Metra Station. He was using a 3.78-liter (1 gallon) container of salt. During the course of salting the walk, the employee apparently suffered a heart attack and collapsed onto the ground. One commuter at the site heard the commotion behind him and turned around to see the employee on the ground. He administered CPR while a second commuter summoned emergency responders. He continued his lifesaving efforts until emergency responders arrived and relieved him. The employee was transported to Ingalls Hospital by a private ambulance service. Lifesaving efforts were continued en route, but the employee was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, unconsciousness, cpr, emergency response, heart attack, walking surface, elderly, slippery surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316814615 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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