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Worker At Goodyear Plant Died Of Heart-Related Problems

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 9:03am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Shawnee County coroner says an employee at the Goodyear plant in Topeka who died Tuesday had heart-related problems that contributed to his death.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the worker was identified as 45-year-old Darrell Wayne Davis of Netawaka. He died Tuesday after collapsing at the plant.

Shawnee County Coroner Dr. Erik Mitchell said in a preliminary report Tuesday that an autopsy showed Davis had severe plaque buildup in a heart artery and had suffered a previous heart attack.

The coroner's office said the cause of death was listed as coronary artery disease.

An investigator in the coroner's office emphasized that Davis did not die of heat stroke, but said any extreme in the environment can be threatening to people with heart disease.

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