Deadly infection hits BP/Deepwater Horizon safety manager — BP trying to make sure no “bug or something” goes through workforce (VIDEO)


Deepwater Doctor, Fox8 New Orleans, November 4, 2010:

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Six months after the explosion, [Michael Kotler, M.D.] and a team of medical professionals are now running an urgent care clinic in Venice for the nearly 2,000 workers still working the response effort. ...

"I've been here since the third day of the spill," said BP contractor, James France, who was treated for a staph infection at the Venice clinic. Another patient was site safety manager, Damon Lacombe. Lacombe said, "the infection could have spread to my heart.. possibly died.. that's what would have happened, but them being on site and jumping on it with antibiotics i mean it cleared up within two days."

Logistics section chief Mac McEntire said, "one of the things we try to prevent with our health is trying to make sure that no one thing like a flu bug or something doesn't go through the workforce, because it can happen quickly." ...

Kotler said he's keeping records at the facilities he's responsible for so if anyone would want to go back and study what if anything people may have been exposed to, that information could be tracked down.

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