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Inspection: 1473654.015 - Cha Health Systems, Inc. / Cha Hollywood Medical Center, L.P.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 1473654.015Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 04/29/2020

Cha Health Systems, Inc. / Cha Hollywood Medical Center, L.P.
1300 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Mailing: 1300 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/25/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint1581408   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 4 7
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $50,625 $0 $0 $6,495 $0 $57,120
Current Penalty $50,625 $0 $0 $6,495 $0 $57,120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342(A) 09/25/2020 10/30/2020 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/18/2020 -
  2. 01002 Other 5199(D)(2) 09/25/2020 10/30/2020 $375 $375 $0 11/18/2020 -
  3. 01003 Other 5199(E)(1) 09/25/2020 10/30/2020 $935 $935 $0 11/18/2020 -
  4. 01004 Other 5199(I)(2)(D) 09/25/2020 $185 $185 $0 11/18/2020 -
  5. 02001 Serious 5199(G)(2) 09/25/2020 10/07/2020 $16,875 $16,875 $0 11/18/2020 -
  6. 03001 Serious 5199(G)(4) 09/25/2020 10/07/2020 $16,875 $16,875 $0 11/18/2020 -
  7. 04001 Serious 5199(H)(6) 09/25/2020 10/07/2020 $16,875 $16,875 $0 11/18/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125777.015Event: 04/18/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on April 18, 2020, an employee was working as a Charge Nurse in the Telemetry Unit. The employee worked during the two weeks prior to the onset of the symptoms on April 8, 2020. On April 17, 2020, a coworker of the employee died from a COVID-19 infection. The Telemetry unit is not a COVID unit, however around March and April 2020, they admitted three patients who later developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. There is no documentation placing the employee in rooms where the positive COVID-19 patients were although the employee likely came into contact with other nurses who did treat COVID-19 positive patients at the hospital. The employee last worked on April 7, 2020, during the night shift and left early because was feeling unwell. The onset of the symptoms started on April 8, 2020, and was tested for COVID-19 on April 11, 2020, but had not yet received the results. The employee was initially treated in the emergency room on April 13, 2020, and was admitted on April 14, 2020. The employee later died. Post mortem COVID-19 testing was performed on the employee on April 18, 2020, and the employee tested positive. The fatality was reported to Cal OSHA by a representative of the Union SEIU121RN through an e-mail on April 27, 2020. The employer did not report the employees hospitalization and subsequent death at the hospital. Cal/OSHA commenced a fatality investigation on 4/29/20. No accident-related citations were issued as a result of this accident. However, Cal OSHA identified other violations and issued four serious, one regulatory, and three general citations COVID-19 related death COVID-19 virus.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1473654.015 Fatality Other Registered nurses

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