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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132282.015 Event: 12/25/2020Two Employees With Covid-19 Infection Are Hospitalized, One
Employee #1 worked in the Laundry of a skilled nursing facility that treated COV ID-19 patients. Employee #1 was trained on the facility Aerosol Transmissible Di seases (ATD) Program and had minimal exposure to patients with COVID-19 at work. Employee #1 lived with a family member who was a Nurse at another skilled nursi ng facility who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during a recent outbreak at her worksite. Employee #1 also lived with two other family members who had been dia gnosed with COVID-19 from unknown sources. Employee #1 was tested November 23, 2 020, reported body aches on November 24, 2020, last worked on November 25, 2020, and the test returned positive on November 27, 2020. Employee #1 was quarantine d and then hospitalized on December 2, 2020, due to shortness of breath. Employe e #1 did not recover from his illness and died in the hospital on December 25, 2 020. Employee #2 who worked was a part-time Supervising Nurse in the afternoons was hospitalized on December 12, 2020, with COVID-19 infection. Employee #2 also worked full-time at another facility as a Nurse. Employee #2 was trained on the facility's ATD Program. Employee #2 wore a surgical mask and switched to a N95 respirator and faceshield when in close contact with patients. Employee #2 was t ested on December 4, 2020, and continued to work on December 5, 2020 when she re ported mild COVID-19 related symptoms. She took a rapid test which was positive and was sent home to quarantine after working only 3 hours. On December 7, 2020, a new test came back positive, at which time Employee #2's fever worsened. On D ecember 12, 2020, Employee #2 was hospitalized for shortness of breath. Employee #2 denied any family with COVID-19 and any close contact of 15 minutes/day with anyone else and did not know how she may have become infected. This employer wa s adamant that she contracted the virus from family members and tested positive at a different place of employment.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1508549.015 Hospitalized injury Registered nurses
2 1508549.015 Fatality Launderers and ironers

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