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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 C01 12/02/2020 01/08/2021 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/22/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 E01 12/02/2020 01/08/2021 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/22/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 126064.015 Event: 05/01/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as a registered nurse (RN) at a nursing care or skilled nursing facility. She provided direct nursing care to the residents and supervis ed the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. On April 3 , 2020, a resident tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, on April 7, 2020, the employer conducted COVID-19 testing on all residents and employees at the fa cility. On April 10, 2020, the employee's results were received back from the la b, indicating negative results for COVID-19. On or about April 12, 2020, the emp loyee was hospitalized due to an infection of COVID-19. On April 13, 2020, she p rovided a doctor's note to her employer stating that she was unable to work due to cellulitis in her finger and that she would be re-evaluated in a week. While off from work, she apparently began not to feel well. It was not known what her symptoms were. On an unspecified date, she went to an emergency room (ER). She w as admitted to the hospital, and she tested positive for COVID-19. Also on an un specified date, she called the facility and told a coworker that she had tested positive for COVID-19. By this time, her employer had not spoken to her in sever al days. She wasn't answering her phone when her employer called. At 1:17 p.m. o n May 1, 2020, she died, at Deaconess Mid-Town Hospital. The local health depart ment called her employer to say that the employee had died due to a stroke secon dary to COVID-19. This was an OSHA-covered fatality. The employer did not believ e the incident or fatality to be work-related. There was another incident at the same facility a month later.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1474852.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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