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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134747.015 Event: 04/12/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working at a general medical or surgical hospital. He worked in the Environmental Services (EVS) Department of the hospital. Employees in that d epartment were responsible for general cleanliness of the hospital in their resp ective areas. This employee worked in cleaning and sanitation in a medical/surgi cal unit. The cleaning included trash and linen removal, dusting, wiping of surf aces, bathroom cleaning, and mopping of floors. There was one COVID-19 positive patient on the floor, and the employee entered the room on two occasions for cle aning. The employee was observed by the floor supervisor wearing all appropriate PPE before entering the room, including, but not limited to, gloves, gown, gogg les, and an N-95 respirator covered by a surgical mask. The employee had been me dically evaluated, fit tested, and trained for PPE. He was not vaccinated for CO VID-19, and he had signed a declination letter in January 2021. On March 27, 202 1, when he reported for work, he exhibited symptoms of COVID-19. His employer se nt him for testing. This was his last day of work. That same day, March 27, 2021 , the test results came back positive. On March 29, 2021 he was hospitalized. On April 12, 2021, he died in the hospital. That same day, OSHA was notified.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1524871.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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