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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138058.015 Event: 08/11/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working for a wholesaler of transportation equipment and supplie s. He carried out general light maintenance activities on tractor trailers. He w orked in the firm's bay area. His last day working at the facility was August 3, 2021. On August 4, 2021, he went to work, but he went home due to the allergy s ymptoms he was experiencing. On August 7, 2021, he tested positive for COVID-19. He was quarantined from work. During the quarantine time, his health declined i n a matter of days. He became weak, he was coughing a lot, and he was unable to eat. On August 11, 2021, he passed out in his chair and looked as if he were fal ling asleep. His wife called for an ambulance. The employee was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:23 p.m. on August 11, 2021. The paramedic said his death wa s possibly due to oxygen deprivation or blood clots. He had been in quarantine f or eight days. During that time, he had experienced weakness, coughing, and not just a loss of appetite but an inability to eat. He had been hospitalized for co nditions related to COVID-19. It was not known where or when the employee had co ntracted COVID-19.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1547210.015 Fatality

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