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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134152.015 Event: 03/12/2021Home Care Sitter Is Killed After Being Struck By Client
At 7:15 a.m. on March 12, 2021, Employee #1, an elderly home health care sitter, was caring for a special needs and nonverbal Client. While Employee was cooking breakfast for the Client, the Client struck Employee #1 with an unknown object. The client also engaged in unknown activities resulting in Employee #1 asphyxi ating. It was later determined that Employee #1 died due to sustained blunt forc e trauma and asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, blunt force, blunt force trauma, die, elderly, struck by, workplace violence
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1520687.015 Fatality Health aides, except nursing

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