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Man Dies From Apparent Heart Attack on State Capitol Steps
05/17/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A 69-year old man died Tuesday morning shortly after arriving at Salem Hospital following an apparent heart attack near the Oregon State Capitol steps. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and Salem firefighters attempted to revive the man before he was transported to the hospital.
 
On May 17, 2011 at 10:17 a.m., OSP Senior Trooper Robert Dicey and Senior Trooper Ed Tudela were outside the front entrance to the Oregon State Capitol building when they heard a woman yell that someone fell on the sidewalk. The troopers responded quickly, found an adult male unconscious and determined he wasn't breathing and had no pulse.
 
The troopers immediately started CPR until they were relieved by arriving Salem firefighters about 2 minutes later.  The man was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased after arriving.
 
He was pushing a display cart to the State Capitol to set up a rock exhibit display when he suffered an apparent heart attack. His name will be released by Wednesday to allow for any necessary next of kin notifications to be completed.