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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 C01 II 09/18/2020 10/15/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 10/20/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 C01 III 09/18/2020 10/15/2020 $0 $0 $0 10/20/2020 C - Contested
  3. 01001C Serious 19100134 C01 IX 09/18/2020 10/15/2020 $0 $0 $0 10/20/2020 C - Contested
  4. 01001D Serious 19100134 E01 09/18/2020 10/15/2020 $0 $0 $0 10/20/2020 C - Contested
  5. 01001E Serious 19100134 F01 09/18/2020 10/15/2020 $0 $0 $0 10/20/2020 C - Contested
  6. 01001F Serious 19100134 F02 09/18/2020 10/15/2020 $0 $0 $0 10/20/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125356.015 Event: 04/12/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working at an assisted living facility for the elderly. She was taking care of patients both at their homes and inside a skilled nursing facilit y where infected patients were being treated. On March 22 and March 29, 2020, sh e provided home health services to a client in the client's private residence. O n March 18, March 19, and March 20, 2020, she worked in a skilled nursing facili ty operated by her employer. She did not have a medical evaluation for an N95 re spirator. At some point, she was exposed to COVID-19. It was not clear whether s he was hospitalized. She died at 8:00 a.m. on April 12, 2020. This was an OSHA-c overed fatality. An investigation found that the employer's workers were exposed to exacerbation of pre-existing cardio pulmonary conditions. The safety and hea lth inspector learned through employee interviews and a review of documents that the employer did not have a provision or procedures for medical evaluation in t he written respiratory program. The employer provided and mandated employees to wear N95 Respirator when working with COVID-19 positive patients.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1472332.015 Fatality Health aides, except nursing

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