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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1616053.015 - 152575 - Nc Department Of Public Safety - Adult Corrections

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 1616053.015
Report ID: 0453710
Date Opened: 08/19/2022

Site Address:
152575 - Nc Department Of Public Safety - Adult Corrections
1034 Bragg Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

Mailing Address:
1034 Bragg Street, Raleigh, NC 27610

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 922140/Correctional Institutions

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: StateGovt

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 09/06/2022


Case Closed: 01/31/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1936548
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149242.015
Event: 08/16/2022
Employee Dies From Aneurism And Acute Asthma Attack After Pe

At 12:00 a.m. on August 16, 2022, an employee was participating in pepper spray training as part of new employee orientation as a correctional officer with the NC Department of Public Safety. The pepper spray training was conducted outside and employees were directly sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) pepper spray. T he employee suffered an asthma attack and head and neck pain after the pepper sp ray was administered, and was transported to the hospital. On August 18, 2022 th e employee died in the hospital as a result of acute bronchial asthma exacerbati on and a cerebral aneurysm rupture. The employee had a medical history of asthma and high blood pressure.

Keywords:aneurism, brain, brain bleed, breathing, chemical, chemical exposure, correction officer, head, lung, neck, respiratory, respiratory tract, shortness of breath, training

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1616053.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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