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Accident: 102287.015 - Employee Digging Trench Contracts Valley Fever

Accident: 102287.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286697.01501/04/2018Oliveira-Lucas Enterprises Inc
At 8:00 a.m. on November 1, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical service s company, was engaged in digging a trench in preparation for laying an undergro und electrical power line at a commercial building construction site. He inhale d spores of the coccidiodes immitis fungus that resided in the soil. Employee # 1 became ill with the lung infection coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fe ver.
Keywords: construction, dust, dust inhalation, elec utility work, infection, lung, respiratory tract, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1286697.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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