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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129036.015 Event: 07/19/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working for a poultry processor. He worked in the injector feede r department. On June 17, 2020, he was tested for COVID-19 at an onsite company- wide test held by his employer. He then worked from the 17th through the 19th of June, 2020. June 19, 2020, was his last day of work. On June 20, 2020, he was n otified that he had tested positive. He was quarantined. On June 22, 2020, the e mployee was hospitalized. Somewhere in the timeline, he tested positive a second time. On July 19, 2020, he died of COVID-19. On that same day, his employer was made aware of the fatality. The employer did not report the fatality to OSHA un til it was contacted by a compliance officer on August 19, 2020. The compliance officer had noted the employee's death in a review of the 300 logs kept by the e mployer.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1490223.015 Fatality Machine feeders and offbearers

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