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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139834.015 Event: 09/20/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
On September 5, 2021, Employee #1 did not appear for his night shift and a welfa re check was initiated since he had pre-existing health issues that required wel lness checks. A coworker was working night shifts as a nurse looking after ment al health patients when he was sent home sick on August 29, 2021. The coworker w as fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but his test came back positive on Septembe r 3, 2021. The employer then initiated testing of all hospital staff who had wor ked with the employee. At 7:17 a.m. on September 20, 2021, Employee #1 was dis covered dead due to cardiac arrest from shock as a result of his pre-existing co ndition of diabetes. A coworker was discovered to have died with COVID-19 in hi s system however, it was the professional opinion of the funeral home director t hat the underlying cause of death was not COVID-19 and was due to natural causes .
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1554042.015 Fatality Registered nurses

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