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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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100134 C01 09/20/2021 10/14/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138329.015 Event: 08/19/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as a health aide for a firm that provided home health ca re services. She worked seven days a week, approximately five hours a day, with one client. She worked as an attendant, providing personal assistance services t o the client at the client's place of residence. Her employer provided face cove rs and N-95s to all the attendants to wear while providing services to clients. On August 4, 2021, the employee reported to management that she was not feeling well. On August 7, 2021, the employee reported to management that she had gone t o the emergency room and had tested positive for COVID-19. She was provided with a breathing treatment and then released. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 1 9, 2021, a friend of the employee's notified management via phone that the emplo yee had died from COVID-19. The employer reported the fatality to OSHA at approx imately 3:30 p.m. on that same day. The employee had no known work-related conta ct with anyone who exhibited signs or symptoms of COVID-19. This employee was th e first employee to report feeling ill and to be later confirmed to have a fatal case of COVID-19. The employee's contact activity with the general public was n ot known. The employee did not have any next of kin. The employee was obese and was not vaccinated for COVID-19. The employer was unable to provide further info rmation on the employee's health. The fatality was determined to be not work-rel ated. The CDC reported 3,863 new confirmed cases and 23 fatalities due to COVID- 19 from August 4, 2021, to August 19, 2021, in the county where the employee was located.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1548811.015 Fatality Health aides, except nursing

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