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Accident: 201172194 - Employee Dies From Respiratory Infection

Accident: 201172194 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014958809/05/20025932Stagecoach Antiques
On August 31, 2002, an antique dealer became ill from apparent exposure to mold spores in the store where he worked. The store, which was run by three partners and had no employees, had a documented history of roof leaks and mold problems. The antique dealer died on August 31, 2002, at Enloe Medical Center in Chico. It was speculated that he died from a respiratory infection caused by exposure to mold spores.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, infection, overexposure, mold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120149588 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Street and door-to-door sales workers

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