Approximately 55 minutes after his collapse, despite CPR and advanced life support administered on-scene and at the hospital, the Engineer died. The death certificate, completed by the medical examiner, listed qmyocardial infarctionq as the cause of death. No autopsy was conducted. The NIOSH investigator concludes the Engineer's response to the structure fire and his exertional activity at the fire, coupled with his underlying atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD), triggered his heart attack and sudden cardiac death. The NIOSH investigator offers the following recommendations to address general safety and health issues. Had these recommended measures been in place prior to the Engineer's collapse, perhaps his sudden cardiac death could have been prevented at this time.The death certificate, completed by the medical examiner, listed aquot;myocardial infarctionaquot; as the cause of death. No autopsy was conducted.
|Title||:||Engineer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack at Scene of Residential Fire - Michigan|
|Author||:||Tommy N. Baldwin|