Concrete Worker Dies In Nashville, Coroner Contacts OSHA To Investigate

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger has just issued the following release after a workplace death in Nashville on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 13.

“At 2:46 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th, our office was dispatched to the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room for a subject that reportedley died from a heat stroke. Todd Haas, 41 of Breese was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m. Haas was an employee of a basement concrete finishing company that was working at a construction site on Reservoir Road in Nashville. Haas became very ill while working at the site and was transported to Washington County Hospital by a co worker. He was unresponsive when he arrived at Washington County Hospital and rescucitiation efforts were unsuccessful. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger first responded to the hospital and then went to the construction sight where a forensic thermomemter was used to obtain the environmental temperatures. Temperatures obtained by Styninger at the concrete basement area were 104.4 dergrees farenheit. Occupational Safety Health Administration was contacted by the coroner’s office.

An autopsy is scheduled for noon on Wednesday. Both OSHA, the Nashville Police Department and the Washington County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate the death.”