Worker suffers on-the-job heart attack in Wyoming.
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-3
A 57 year old male heavy equipment operator died from injuries suffered while applying diesel fuel to the gates of a belly-dump truck to minimize the probability of asphalt buildup while in use. The worker had climbed up on the gates and begun the application process when witnesses saw him grab his chest and fall to the ground. All indications are that the victim had a heart attack and that no traumatic injury occurred as a result of the fall. There is no indication as to whether the stress involved in conducting the task contributed to the heart attack. Employers may be able to minimize the potential for occurrence of this type of incident through the following precautions: 1. Determine that workers who have potential heart or other stress related conditions be assigned tasks that cause minimal stress.
Region-8; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Equipment-operators; Heart; Health-hazards; Health-standards; Stress; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-disease
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Wyoming Department of Health