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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 613698.015 - Abitec Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 613698.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 09/05/2012

Abitec Corporation
1530 Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53545
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Mailing: 1530 Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53545

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:
Close Case:11/16/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident539151    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 27395.015Event: 09/04/2012Employee Suffers Heart Attack And Dies
At 11:45 a.m. on September 4, 2012, an employee was assisting two coworkers to manually fill a reactor. After assisting the coworkers at the upper plant to m anually dump Caprol ET into the reactor to make approximately 20,000 pounds of fatty acids, he notified the facility maintenance manager that he was not feeli ng well. He then laid down at which point the manager contacted emergency servi ces. He was taken to a nearby hospital where, approximately two-hours later, he was determined to be dead as a result of a heart attack. Caprol ET was a flake material packaged in 50 pound bags and shipped on wooden pallets. Workers use d a hoist to deliver the pallets to the reactor building where the bags were ma nually dumped into the reactor. During this activity, workers were required to wear flame retardant rated full body coveralls, hard hats, safety boots and sa fety glasses. The incident investigation revealed that the temperature inside the reactor building was at least 91 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity.
Keywords: heart attack, heat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 613698.015 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Supervisors, production occupations

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