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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 $0 $0 $0 $9,753 $0 $9,753
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,415 $0 $3,415
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A02 07/01/2021 07/21/2021 $3,415 $9,753 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133864.015 Event: 03/08/2021Employee Falls, Incurs Head Injury, Later Dies
At 2:00 p.m. on March 8, 2021, Employee #1, a registered nurse, died from a fall while on-duty at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Previously, on Febru ary 4, 2021, Employee #1 worked her normal duties from 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM. At a pproximately 11:00 PM, Employee #1 entered the nourishment room and got ice wate r for herself or a patient, then coworker #2 (registered nurse) and coworker #3 (registered nurse) heard a loud noise. Coworker #2 and coworker #3 found Employe e #1 had fallen to the floor, unconscious, and Coworker #2 and Coworker #3 rende red medical assistance to Employee #1 and called for help. Employee #1 was taken to the emergency department and was treated for a head injury. Employee #1 rema ined at the University of Chicago Medical Center until she died on March 8, 202 1, due to complications of craniocerebral injuries, fall, and hypertensive cardi ovascular disease.
Keywords: cardiovasc disease, fall, head, hypertension, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1518494.015 Fatality Registered nurses

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