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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125233.015 Event: 04/05/2020Two Employees With Covid-19 Infection Die
Two employees were working at a general medical and surgical hospital. Employee #1 had a preexisting heart problem. Employee #1 had been on paid time off since March 25, 2020. Employee #1 came into the hospital on April 3, 2020, as a patien t complaining of chest pain. At 10:00 a.m. on April 5, 2020, Employee #1 died, d ue to cardiac arrest. Employee #2 was hospitalized for bilateral pneumonia, hypo xia, and suspected COVID-19. A COVID-19 test was conducted while Employee #2 was in the hospital. It came back positive for COVID-19. Employee #2 died of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, COVID-19 PNA, acute kidney injury, elevated liver enzymes, bilateral pneumonia, hypoxia and neutropenia. These were OSHA-covered fatalities.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471920.015 Fatality Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
2 1471920.015 Fatality

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