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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134118.015 Event: 03/18/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee reported working on Monday, February 22, 2021. The employee went th rough the plant's COVID-19 screening process upon arriving at work. The employe e did not register a fever and reported no symptoms during screening. The emplo yee worked from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., doing his normal job as a shipping supervisor , which included overseeing forklift operators on the shipping dock. At 11 a.m., the employee said did not feel right, so he left work. On Tuesday, February 23 , 2021, the employee went to see the doctor, who did a COVID-19 test, and the te st result came back positive. The doctor sent the employee to the emergency dep artment and was admitted to the hospital. While hospitalized, the employee had another COVID-19 test, which also came back positive. The hospital discharged t he employee on February 26, 2021. On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the employee wen t to the emergency department due to worsening symptoms. The emergency departme nt treated and released the employee. On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the employee went to a follow-up appointment with his family physician, who sent the employee back to the hospital. The employee remained hospitalized, and on March 18, 202 1, at 9:30 a.m., the employee died from COVID-19 cardiac arrest while still hosp italized.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1520440.015 Fatality Supervisors, n.e.c.

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