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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1519257.015 - Sayre Health Care Center, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Wilkes-Barre


Inspection Nr: 1519257.015
Report ID: 0317700
Date Opened: 03/12/2021

Site Address:
Sayre Health Care Center, Llc
151 Keefer Lane
Sayre, PA 18840

Mailing Address:
151 Keefer Lane, Sayre, PA 18840

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 623110/Nursing Care Facilities

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 06/29/2021


Case Closed: 11/17/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1745283
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $9,948 $0 $23,601
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $1,658 $0 $15,311
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Serious 19100134 E01 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100134 F02 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01001C Serious 19100134 K01 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01001D Serious 19100134 K01 I 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01001E Serious 19100134 K01 V 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
6. 02001 Other 19040004 A 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $1,658 $1,658 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
7. 02002 Other 19040039 A01 07/08/2021 08/03/2021 $8,290 $8,290 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 133958.015
Event: 01/28/2021
Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies

In late 2020, an employee was working as a registered nurse (RN) at a nursing ca re or skilled nursing facility. He worked at a nursing home in which there were residents who were positive for COVID-19. For three months, he spent eight hour per day providing care to those residents. He had a positive result from a rapid test screening that was given to all of the staff. The facility's administrator stated that at the time, the employee showed no signs or symptoms. The employee was sent home on January 11, 2021, due to the positive test. The employee was a dmitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at a nearby hospital on January 19, 202 1. The administrator stated that she was notified of the death of the employee b y the hospital on January 28th. The employer did not record the work-related fat ality on the OSHA 300 log or its equivalent. This facility was a high-risk locat ion for COVID-19. The employee was required to provide care to residents with ac tive COVID-19. This facility experienced COVID-19 outbreaks in November 2020, De cember 2020, and January 2021. At the peak of the COVID-19 surge in the facility , 38 of 77 residents were affected. During this peak period, 16 of 55 nursing st aff tested positive. The employee was not fit tested nor properly trained for re spiratory protection. He performed procedures with residents which were historic ally proven to produce aerosol. Other employees stated that they observed him wo rking with COVID-19-positive residents.

Keywords:infectious disease

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1519257.015 Fatality Registered nurses
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