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    Case Study of a Thermal Stress Reaction

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    This 5 page paper examines a case study of a 30 year old worker who collapses and dies as his body temperature tops 107F. How to prevent such tragedies is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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    while there are general rules, and protocols, sometimes an employee may slip through the cracks, become exposed to hazardous conditions and become sick or even die. In the following case  study, a man who was on medication that would make him more susceptible to thermal reactions did collapse and die. He was just 30 years old. This case study demonstrates  why it is important to take all complaints of illness seriously, particularly if it could be a possible thermal stress reaction. Although this man believed that he was really fine,  despite his light-headedness, it turned out that he was gravely ill. If anything, this case suggests that an individuals perception about his or her own health may not be accurate  and so steps should be taken when any complaints are made on the job. II. Case Study It was on May 30, 2002 that  a 30-year old "landscape mowing assistant" would collapse at the end of his shift at 5:00 P.M. ("Landscape Mowing Assistant," 2005). His job as an assistant entails taking care of  residential lawns ("Landscape Mowing Assistant," 2005). It involved all of the following tasks: " mowing, edging, trimming with a weed whip, and finishing with a back-pack blower." This 30  year old man had throughout the day complained to his partner that he was not feeling well; at around 3:00 P.M. he was short of breach and felt light-headed ("Landscape  Mowing Assistant," 2005). It is not as if the partner ignored the complaints. He brought the victim a cup of water and said he would call for help ("Landscape Mowing  Assistant," 2005). But the victim claimed he would be okay and that medical attention was not necessary ("Landscape Mowing Assistant," 2005). The event at 3:00 happened on one particular lawn, 

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