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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125168.015 Event: 03/30/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working in a physicians' office at a general medical and surgica l hospital. She was working as a registered nurse (RN) with lung and kidney pati ents at a veterans' medical center. She worked in an outpatient clinic where pat ients needing follow-up care were seen. On March 10, 2020, the state of Michigan had two reported positive cases of COVID-19. On March 10, 2020, the hospital no tified all staff that all employees, visitors, and patients entering the hospita l would be screened for coronavirus symptoms or recent contact with someone with coronavirus. One person under investigation for COVID-19 was in the hospital's emergency department on March 10, 2020. The employee worked on March 17th and Ma rch 18th. She had gastrointestinal (GI) issues and diarrhea and developed a sore throat on the 18th. The employee called in sick on March 19th. She was taken to Beaumont Heritage Hospital on March 21st. While in the hospital, she was confir med to have COVID-19. At 6:48 a.m. on Monday March 30, 2020, the employee died. This was an OSHA-covered fatality.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471705.015 Fatality Registered nurses

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