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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314536442 - Sacramento City Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 314536442Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 03/18/2011

Sacramento City Fire Department
5770 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 915 I St, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/20/2011
Close Case:06/08/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361683832    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202491668Event: 03/06/2011Employee'S Thigh Becomes Infected With M R S A
On March 10, 2011, Employee #1, a firefighter, was admitted to the hospital for an infected abscess on his thigh that was later diagnosed to be positive for MRSA. It is believed that while performing medical aid calls, he contracted MRSA. Employee #1 rotated between several stations during the latency period. There were no other cases of reported MRSA within the department, and he did not recall any significant exposure event during the previous month. Employee #1 was admitted to Kaiser South Hospital for more than 24 hours for minor surgery and IV antibiotics.
Keywords: firefighter, emergency response, thigh, infection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314536442 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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