ALBANY — A state facility in Broome County used for programs for the disabled has been closed after a state worker came down with Legionnaire’s Disease, officials confirmed Tuesday.
The Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities closed its Tracy Creek Center in Vestal after an administrative employee came down with the illness last month; officials said the person did not come in contact with clients who attended day programs there.
Problems with the site have not been positively implicated in the illness. Civil Service Employees Association spokesman Stephen Madarasz noted the building had developed mold problems after trouble with the roof led to water in the ventilation system.
The union alerted OPWDD, which called in the Department of Labor to investigate, leading to the closure.
Madarasz said the administration moved quickly to address the problem.
It wasn’t immediately clear when the building could be reopened.
Original article at TimesUnion.com