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Accident: 109191.015 - Employee Falls Ill Due To Histoplasmosis

Accident: 109191.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1346707.01509/17/2018Bureau Of Reclamation
At 10:00 a.m. on August 7, 2018, an employee was repairing a window at a dam site and was using a shop vacuum to suck up some dirt when it malfunctioned, spewing dirt into his face. The employee was exposed to histoplasmosis and was hospitalized due to exposure to a biological or fungal agent. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: repair, vacuum cleaner
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1346707.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Other

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