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Inspection: 125791822 - Uc Davis Wildlife Conservation Biology Dept.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125791822Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 08/13/2004

Uc Davis Wildlife Conservation Biology Dept.
8097 Schneider Creek Road
Meadow Valley, CA 95956
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8733/Noncommercial Research Organizations
NAICS: 541710/ Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
Mailing: Ucd Eh&S Ms6410 1 Shields Ave., Attn C Judal, Davis, CA 95616

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:StateGovt
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/03/2005
Close Case:02/05/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362326498    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 3 8
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $56,250 $0 $0 $5,670 $0 $61,920
Current Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $6,500 $0 $31,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 01/04/2005 01/07/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/07/2005 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 5194 G08 01/04/2005 01/07/2005 $0 $335 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 01003 Other 3362 F 01/04/2005 02/06/2005 $0 $335 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 02001 Other 3203 A 01/04/2005 01/14/2005 $750 $6,750 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 03001 Other 3362 A 01/04/2005 01/14/2005 $750 $6,750 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 04001 Serious 3384 A 01/04/2005 01/07/2005 $6,750 $18,000 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 05001 Serious 5141 A 01/04/2005 01/14/2005 $18,000 $6,750 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 8. 06001 Serious 5144 A02 01/04/2005 01/07/2005 $0 $18,000 $0 01/07/2005 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201176278Event: 06/27/2004Wildlife Research Technician Is Infected With Hantavirus
On June 27, 2004, Employee #1, a wildlife research technician working and living at Meadow Valley UC Forestry Camp in the Plumas National Forest, was hospitalized at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome from June 26 through July 1, 2004. The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory confirmed Hantavirus on July 2, 2004. The employer, UC Davis Wild Life Biology Department, had a research crew of 8 to 12 field employees (including Employee #1) conducting a study on small wild mammals such as deer mice (Peromyscus sp.) and other native rodents. This research crew, live-trapped, handled and tagged un-anesthetized deer mice (Peromyscus sp.). These duties involved exposure to infectious urine, feces, and saliva of deer mice. The employees did not use hand, eye or respiratory protection while performing these activities. Animal trapping equipment and related supplies were being reused without disinfection. Employee #1 and other coworkers received rodent bites on their bare hands. The deer mouse is the host for Sin Nombre Virus (SNV), the primary causative agent of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in the United States. This viral agent causes HPS through exposure from rodent excreta and saliva via aerosol transmission or through infected saliva transmitted during bites.
Keywords: ppe, animal handler, infection, animal bite, disinfectant
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125791822 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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