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Accident: 202507927 - Inmate Strikes And Fatally Injures Prison Nurse

Accident: 202507927 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/25/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31432532511/02/20109223Contra Costa County, Hs & So Departments
On the afternoon of October 25, 2010, Employee#1, a 55-yr-old female prison nurse, was treating inmates for alcohol withdrawal at a county detention facility. As medications were being administered, one of the inmates grabbed an unsecured metal desk lamp and violently struck the nurse in the head. The severely injured nurse slumped to the floor and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was immediately place on emergency life support. She died from her injuries three days later.
Keywords: metal bar, health care worker, alcohol, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314325325 Fatality Other Registered nurses

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