|Submitted||Nov. 11, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request pursuant to the Public Records Act. We are requesting all death records dating Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019, with the following information for each case:
- case number
- decedent name
- date of death
- location of death
- whether injury/infection occurred at work
- incident location (street address, city, state, ZIP where injury/infection occurred)
- incident date
- decedent residence (street address, city, state, ZIP)
- cause(s) of death, with complete MOD and COD fields
- contributing factors
- any other accessible, non-exempt information contained in electronic case records
Per CA PRA 6253.9, please simply provide the data in spreadsheet format.
This request is part of an ongoing collaboration involving the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, the MuckRock Foundation and partner newsrooms across the country. This request is part of a news-gathering process and is intended for educational, not commercial use.
We request expedited processing to the extent possible. This information is critical to the public’s understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and its local impact on public health. Let us know if we can help clarify this request in any way. Please also consider waiving any fees for producing the requested records.
Please provide the data in spreadsheet format as an e-mail attachment.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Good morning Kyra,
Attached is the response to your request below. Twenty three (23) cases have been withheld due to California Health and Safety Code Section 120980. Fields for occupation and work injury are not consistently captured; this information is listed on a Death Certificate. For information on how to obtain these records, please contact the Santa Clara County Clerk Recorders Office at: www.sccgov.org/sites/rec<http://www.sccgov.org/sites/rec>.
Cindy Gallego-SR. Office Specialist
Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office
County of Santa Clara
850 Thornton Way
San Jose, CA 95128
Direct line: 408-793-1909
Main line: 408-793-1900