Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202654356 - Employee Suffers Lung Spasms From Smoke Exsposure
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|316992627||04/09/2013||9224||Central Fire Protection District Of Santa Cruz|
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013, Employee #1, a Fire Captain with Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz, had an episode of a Bronchial Spasm, which caused him to return home from work and later required him to be hospitalized. Apparently, Employee #1 was exposed to excessive smoke when responding to a residential structural fire on March 5, 2013, where his exposure was due to strong winds. Employee #1 checked himself in at the Hospital on March 16, 2013, and again into a second Hospital on March 17, 2113, after he woke up having difficulty breathing. Employee #1 was treated by a pulmonologist and released on March 22, 2013. His doctor believed his condition was due to an accumulation of exposure to smoke for the past 20 years, while Employee #1 had worked as a fire fighter.
|1||316992627||Hospitalized injury||Other||Firefighting occupations|