Valley fever hits 28 at Calif. solar plant sites
May 01, 2013 14:15 GMT
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in Central California.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/10TMNwA ) reports public health and work safety staff visited two sites in San Luis Obispo County two months ago.
Valley fever is contracted by breathing spores from a fungus found in desert soil. It can cause flu-like symptoms and death in extreme cases.
Mark Simonin of an electrical workers union says one infected worker was an electrician who inhaled dust while digging at one site.
California is trying to stem a valley fever outbreak that has caused dozens of deaths among Central Valley prisoners since 2006. This week, federal officials ordered more than 3,000 inmates relocated.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
NO CHARGES TO BE FILED AGAINST BILL COSBY IN MOLESTATION CLAIM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby won't face charges in 2014 for an incident that allegedly took place in 1974.
PARIS (AP) -- It's a frozen proposal -- at one of the most romantic spots in Paris.
Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 -- Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green reputation. ...
IN THE NEWS: APPLE PREVAILS IN iPOD CASE
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Apple has won a case in a lawsuit over one of its iPod music players.
No Text Zone
Terms & Conditions
Contact WLYH CW 15 Harrisburg
Sinclair Digital Solutions
FCC Public File
EEO Public File Report
c 2013 WLYH CW15 is licensed and owned by Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.