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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 126048.015 Event: 05/10/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as an infection control nurse at a veterans hospital. Sh e worked in the facility's Community Living Center, where she faced potential ex posure to COVID-19. Her time there was spent time training staff on infection co ntrol practices for COVID-19. She had also been responsible for fit-testing on s ite. She herself had not undergone a fit test or medical evaluation since 2015. The employee became symptomatic and was hospitalized approximately two weeks fol lowing potential exposure in the Community Living Center. Her last day of work w as March 30, 2020. On May 19, 2020, she died of complications due to COVID-19. T his was an OSHA-covered fatality. This investigation, number 126048, was associa ted with inspection number 1474791. There was another COVID-19-related fatality at this workplace. It had investigation number 126050 and inspection number 1474 804.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1474791.015 Fatality Registered nurses

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