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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $11,567 $0 $11,567
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040004 A 11/09/2020 12/03/2020 $3,000 $1,928 $0 12/07/2020 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 19040039 A01 11/09/2020 12/03/2020 $9,639 $9,639 $0 12/07/2020 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 126163.015 Event: 05/09/2020Employee Infected With Covid-19 Dies
An employee was working at a nursing care or skilled nursing facility. She was a licensed practical (LP) nurse working in a nursing home. She had worked there f or over 13 years. She coordinated and supported the activities of the certified nurse assistants and actively participated in the care of the residents. Her las t day at work was April 24, 2020. On April 27, 2020, she reported via telephone to her supervisor that she had a sore throat. On April 28, 2020, she reported co ld-like symptoms and a low-grade fever of 37.6 degrees C (99.6 degrees F). On Ap ril 30, 2020, she tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID-19 test was administer ed by her employer. On May 9, 2020, she died. This was an OSHA-covered fatality. As of her last day at work, April 24, 2020, there were no suspected or confirme d COVID-19-infected residents of the home. When the employer called to report th e fatality, on May 15, 2020, he mentioned that two patients that the employee ha d contact with, prior to her last day at work, were identified to have a fever o n April 25, 2020, the day after the employee's last day at work. Those patients subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1475264.015 Fatality Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

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