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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125566.015 Event: 04/18/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
At 6:30 p.m. on April 18, 2020, an employee who had reportedly contracted COVID- 19 died. The employee had shown up for work on April 17, 2020, but after working for approximately 3.5 hours he felt nauseous and was sent home. The employee di d not report any COVID-19 related symptoms such as shortness of breath or an ele vated temperature. On April 18, 2020, the employee was found dead in his bed by his common-law wife. According to media reports, the death was COVID-19 relate d; however, the employer reported having no knowledge of COVID-19 relatedness an d stated that they are unaware of any COVID-19 testing done on the employee prio r to his death. The employee did not come in contact with or work near any of th e known positive COVID-19 coworkers. On April 20, 2020, the employer was told b y relatives that the employee died due to a heart attack and he had underlying h ealth issues.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1472925.015 Fatality Production helpers

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