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Accident: 101535.015 - Employee Suffers Illness While Working At Security Post And

Accident: 101535.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1245213.01506/21/2017State Of California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 16, 2017, Employee #1, a youth correction of ficer, was working at a security post at a prison and searching inmates with a m etal detector as they entered a building. As he searched the inmates, he began t o feel hot and sweat profusely. The employee thought if he drank more water it w ould go away and did not report symptoms to a supervisor. Shortly after, the emp loyee became ill to the point that he began to vomit and was taken to a physicia n within the facility to be checked out. After being evaluated and ruling out a heat illness, 911 was called and Employee #1 was taken to a hospital for treatme nt. Employee #1 was diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, an enlarged left ve ntricle.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1245213.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Law Enforcement: (Not Police)

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