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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $3,500 $0 $12,500
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $1,750 $0 $8,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious TCA 50-3-105(1) 12/03/2021 01/07/2022 $4,500 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 C01 I 12/03/2021 $2,250 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 C01 II 12/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Serious 19100134 C01 III 12/03/2021 01/07/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01002D Serious 19100134 C01 IV 12/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01002E Serious 19100134 C01 V 12/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01002F Serious 19100134 C01 VIII 12/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01002G Serious 19100134 E01 12/03/2021 01/07/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01002H Serious 19100134 F01 12/03/2021 01/07/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01003 Other TDLWD RULE 800-01-03-.05(1)(A)1 12/03/2021 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138877.015 Event: 09/03/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as a patient care specialist at a freestanding ambulator y surgical and emergency center. Her main job duties involved front desk and adm inistrative tasks. Typical job duties entailed greeting patient as they came int o the clinic, obtaining information from patients so that they could be register ed, gathering insurance filing and copayment information, and facilitating the c heck-in and check-out process. All the firm's urgent care clinics performed onsi te COVID testing. This clinic was no exception; it tested patients for COVID-19 and treated those who were positive. All the employees were required to comply w ith OSHA guidelines about wearing masks and staying protected. For some reason, the employee contracted COVID-19 and became ill. She was admitted to the hospita l for treatment on August 26, 2021. On Friday, September 3, 2021, she died. The employer was informed of the fatality that same day. A representative of the emp loyer emailed a state CSHO at 1:04 p.m. on September 6, 2021, to report the fata lity. TOSHA determined this fatality to be work related. The employee's next of kin (NOK) was contacted and interviewed. The next of kin explained that he or sh e was unaware of any exposure to COVID-19 in the home or in the employee's daily activities, other than while the employee was at work. The employer's regional director of operations and clinic coordinator explained that the employee had co ntact with patients who came into the facility to receive a COVID-19 test and ma y have been symptomatic for COVID-19 when they arrived. The employer was aware o f the employee's close contact exposure to patients with COVID-19. In multiple i nstances, the employer failed to prevent the employee from being exposed to COVI D-19. Around the time of this incident, another of the firm's employees, who als o worked as a nurse, tested positive for COVID-19.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1551561.015 Fatality

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