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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125442.015 Event: 04/14/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
On March 12, 2020, March 20, 2020 and March 24, 2020, Employee # 1, a Registered Nurse, and a coworker were on the same shift. Both were asymptomatic and passe d employer screening. Both were also working at other sites not related to the e mployer in question. On March 25, the coworker went to the hospital ill and was quarantined at home. Employee # 1 took leave without indicating a reason on Marc h 27, 2020, his last day at work. On March 28, 2020, the spouse of Employee # 1 notified the employer that Employee # 1 was hospitalized. On April 3, 2020, COVI D-19 results for both employees were reported as positive. On April 14, 2020, Em ployee # 1 died. The coworker was still at home recovering and was not hospitali zed. The employer learned that Employee # 1 was hospitalized on March 28, 2020, and that his test results were positive on April 3, 2020. The employer claimed t hat they were notified that Employee # 1 died on April 14, 2020. They saw the no tice in the obituaries and reported to OSHA on April 15, 2020.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1472627.015 Fatality

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