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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 135299.015 Event: 05/02/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
Employee #1 was working for a metal service center and wholesaler in the firm's drill shop with four coworkers. The employees mostly worked separately on differ ent machines, but they were required to share a crane and a press machine. The e mployer provided cleaning solution to clean shared equipment and emphasized its use. The employer also required face masks and social distancing, and encouraged employees not to come in to work sick. On April 1, 2021, while working in the d rill shop, Coworker #1 started to experience the symptoms of COVID-19 and left w ork early. On April 3, 2021, Coworker #1 tested positive for COVID-19. On Satur day, April 3, 2021, Coworker #2 started experiencing symptoms and he tested posi tive for COVID-19 that same day. The employer was told about the two employees' test results on April 4, 2021. The employer then told the other two drill shop e mployees, who had come in to work, to leave the facility and get tested. Coworke r #3 tested negative but Employee #1, tested positive. Employee #1 was hospitali zed and died at 8:00 a.m. on May 2, 2021.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1528675.015 Fatality

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