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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132758.015 Event: 01/21/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working for a firm that engaged in the rolling, drawing, and ext rusion of aluminum. The firm made windows and doors. The employee worked as an i ndustrial truck and tractor operator. He drove a forklift truck on the second sh ift within the facility. His last day worked was December 2, 2020. He began feel ing ill on December 6, 2020. He was tested for COVID-19 on December 7, 2020. The results came back the following day, December 8, 2020. They were positive. On D ecember 14, 2020, the employee was hospitalized. At 2:00 p.m. CST on January 21, 2021, he died. At about 4:15 p.m. on that same day, January 21, 2021, the firm' s corporate safety manager notified OSHA. At about 2:10 p.m. on the following da y, January 22, 2021, OSHA contacted the corporate safety manager to conduct a re mote interview. The safety manager reported that there had been additional COVID -19 cases at the facility.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1511953.015 Fatality Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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