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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 $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,690 $0 $6,690
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5A0001 11/03/2021 11/23/2021 $6,690 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136194.015 Event: 06/09/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as a clinical lab technologist or technician at a blood and organ bank. She was a senior hospital services technician. Her job duties in cluded working in the lab and collecting blood samples from several health carfa cilities for separation and analysis. During the week of May 3, 2021, through Ma y 7, 2021, she worked in proximity with her supervisor. On Sunday, May 2, 2021, before reporting to his first day on the job at the worksite, the supervisor had attended a birthday party. On May 4, 2021, the supervisor notified the director of human resources that a niece of his who had also attended the birthday party had tested positive for COVID-19. The supervisor was advised to continue workin g if he did not present any symptoms. He did just that. Other members of his fam ily became ill following the party, including his wife, cousin, wife's niece, an d mother-in-law; all members he was in close contact with at the party. The supe rvisor stated that he notified the director of human resources via telephone tha t his niece tested positive for COVID-19 approximately one to two days after the party. He could not remember the exact date. He stated that he was told that as long as he was not showing any symptoms, he could continue working. He also sta ted he was not given any quarantine orders, but was told to monitor himself and follow the COVID-19 procedures. During this time, employees were not directed to wear facemasks after recent exposure to COVID-19 as required by the company's p olicy. On May 8, 2021, the supervisor began experiencing symptoms, so he purchas ed an at-home COVID-19 test. He tested positive for COVID-19. On May 9, 2021, he went to urgent care, where his positive results were confirmed. On May 13, 2021 , the employee began exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. She left work early that day. On May 16, 2021, she was hospitalized at a regional medical center. She remaine d there until she died from COVID-19 at 4:45 p.m. on June 9, 2021.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1535489.015 Fatality Clinical Laboratory technologists and technicians

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