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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 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,557 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,557
Current Penalty $9,557 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,557
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 C01 02/26/2021 03/16/2021 $9,557 $9,557 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 E01 02/26/2021 03/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01001C Serious 19100134 F02 02/26/2021 03/16/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131034.015 Event: 11/08/2020Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as a nursing assistant at a nursing care or skilled nurs ing facility. She was providing care to COVID-19-positive residents in the secur ed dementia care unit. She was responsible for assisting the residents with all their daily life skills, such as bathing, dressing, eating, and using the toilet . The employee wore a N95 respirator, full face shield, gown, footies, and glove s while working directly with COVID-19-positive residents. The employee had not been fit-tested prior to being required to wear the N95 respirator for protectio n from SARS-CoV-2. Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on November 4, 2020 , she began to feel achy and feverish. The employee reported her symptoms to her employer, and a rapid COVID-19 test was performed at 11:00 a.m. The result was positive. The employee was sent home to quarantine. At 12:59 p.m. on November 8, 2020, the employee's family members went to her residence check on her. They fo und her dead. The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest due to infection wit h COVID-19. In the ten days prior to the onset of her symptoms, the employee had worked seven shifts as a nursing assistant in the dementia care unit. That unit had been designated as a COVID unit once an outbreak in the facility began the week of October 11, 2020.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1501746.015 Fatality Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

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