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Accident: 202657979 - Employee Is Hospitalized When Exposed To Coccidioides

Accident: 202657979 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667046207/09/20139512California Conservation Corps
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2013, Employee #1 of California Conservation Corps, while performing a firefighting activity, was exposed to Coccidioides, a fungus found in the soil and is known to cause Valley Fever. The environmental conditions were very windy and there was a lot of dust and smoke in the air. As the employee was constructing a fire line by cutting and pulling brushes as well as digging and disturbing soil, he was exposed to high winds and dust containing fungal spores. Employee #1 was hospitalized for an unspecified period.
Keywords: firefighter, high wind, dust, smoke
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316670462 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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