Report: Hillsboro construction worker latest workplace heat death
An additional workplace heat-related death has been reported by Oregon officials. The incident occurred at a construction site on June 28, the hottest day on record in the state, though the worker died July 9.
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration listed the workplace fatality as "heat stress" that occurred at Robinson Construction Co. in Hillsboro.
"The employee was doing a roofing inspection for a potential leak from a condensate line and became ill after coming down and collapsed," said Oregon OSHA public information officer Aaron Corvin.
The worker later died in a hospital from heat stress. No further information was provided. OPB could not reach managers at Robinson Construction Co.
Corvin said the state is investigating the death. It's not clear when that work will be complete.
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