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Legionella risks for workers. Legionella can pose a fatal health risk when it gets into a building’s water system. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Six employees of an electrical company came down with flu-like symptoms after working in a client facility by the pier. The building’s sprinkler system had accidentally discharged while the employees were working inside.

Three went to their primary care provider where they were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease or Pontiac fever. However, none of the employees were diagnosed with pneumonia. All six employees fully recovered after three to five days.

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