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NASA: Worker diagnosed w/ Legionnaires' disease

Posted: 5:10 PM, Sep 16, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-16 21:10:52Z

NASA confirmed a catering employee was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at the NASA Glenn Research Center on Brookpark Road in Cleveland.

According to a statement, NASA Glenn management closed the center's cafeteria late Tuesday afternoon as a precaution. 

NASA also called in a third party expert in Legionnaires' disease to consult the facility and conduct an environmental assessment. The findings from the assessment will determine the center's next steps. 

Here is NASA's full statement: 

An individual who works for Marigold Catering in the Sprout Cafe at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.  NASA Glenn management became aware of this individual’s condition late Tuesday afternoon, September 15.

As a precaution, the cafeteria was closed to allow a Glenn response team and a third party expert in Legionnaires’ disease assessments to conduct an environmental assessment and inspection for legionella, as recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The findings of these activities will determine our next step in the process. 

The health and security of the Glenn workforce is the center management’s number one concern.  We are monitoring the situation and will providing updates to the workforce as they become available.

 

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