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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139647.015 Event: 08/16/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee had been working as a Back Counter Parts Man at the dealership servi ce department. The employee had worked for two weeks before experiencing COVID-1 9 related symptons. The employee's last day at work was Friday, July 31, 2021. O n Monday August 3, 2021, the employee failed his pre-shift COVID-19 screening an d stated he had a fever, nausea and aches that started on July 31, 2021. The emp loyee was advised to stay home and get tested for COVID-19 and call-in his resul ts before returning to work. On August 5, 2021, the employee received a positive COVID-19 test result and was told to quarantine at home as required by company policy. On or about the same time a coworker also tested positive in the same wo rk location. The coworker was also instructed to quarantine at home. The cowork er returned to work after recovery. On August 16, 2021, the employee's spouse ca lled the employer to inform the office that the employee had been hospitalized w ith COVID-19 complications and had died at 5:17 p.m. on August 16, 2021. The em ployer had all the required preventive measures in place and it is not known how the employee contracted COVID-19.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555249.015 Fatality

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