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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 $5,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,135
Current Penalty $3,595 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,595
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious VS 16VAC25-220-40.D 02/10/2022 03/17/2022 $3,595 $5,135 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious FPS 16VAC25-220-40.D 02/10/2022 03/17/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious VS 16VAC25-220-40.G 02/10/2022 03/17/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139059.015 Event: 09/10/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working for an insurance agency that provided various services t o its members, such as insurance, travel, and roadside assistance services. He w orked in a large, three-story building as a roadside service dispatcher. He was not vaccinated. On August 27, 2021, while at work, he was observed coughing. He was instructed to go home. On or about August 29, 2021, he was said to have soug ht treatment for symptoms associated with COVID-19 at a U.S. Department of Veter ans Affairs (VA) hospital. It was there that he was tested for COVID-19. He lear ned that same day that his test results were positive. According to his next of kin, the employee was sent home with medication to treat a pneumonia-like illnes s and to convalesce. While at home on September 9, he fell or passed out in the bathroom. Emergency medical services were called. The responders were able to re vive the employee temporarily, but while in transport or shortly after arriving at the hospital, he died. His cause of death was reported as acute respiratory f ailure with hypoxia due to COVID-19. At 8:00 a.m., the employer was notified on the following day, September 10, that the employee had died due to complication s of COVID-19. About three other employees have tested positive at the worksite. The employer had not been able to speak with the employee before he died to gat her information on where he suspected he contracted COVID-19.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1552732.015 Fatality Dispatchers

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