Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 1:50 p.m.
Location: Construction Project – Latham, NY
Type of Incident: Heart Attack
Type of Injury: None
At approximately 1:50 p.m. on January 28th, two steel erection workers were in an aerial boom-lift preparing to install a vertical fixed metal ladder inside of a building when one of the workers started to experience chest pains. Before the operator of the aerial boom-lift could get the basket to the ground, his co-worker was having a heart attack. Two nearby workers from a mechanical piping crew rushed to the scene and began CPR on the worker.Minutes later, emergency personnel arrived on the project to administer medical assistance. Due to the heroic efforts of the two mechanical piping workers, the heart attack victim survived!
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer for Americans. One in three deaths is caused by heart attack or stroke, amounting in nearly 800,000 fatalities each year.
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often, people aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before seeking help. Here are the symptoms of a heart attack: