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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139762.015 Event: 08/30/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
On August 30, 2021, a coworker called an employer helpline to report he had pote ntially exposed an employee to COVID-19. The employee was a Carpenter for a scho ol district and who had been working on a lock changing project with the coworke r (also a Carpenter). The employee and coworker ate lunch and rode in a work tru ck together from an elementary school to a facilities building where they picked up needed parts and back to the school. The ride was approximately 25 minutes o ne way. On the evening of August 30th, the coworker called the employer helpline to report he was not feeling well and listed the employee as a contact in the e vent it was a COVID-19 related illness. The helpline called the employee and tol d him to quarantine. The employee began to develop COVID-19 related symptoms on September 2, 2021, and tested positive for COVID-19 on September 7, 2021. The em ployee was hospitalized on September 10, 2021, and died on September 24, 2021. B oth the employee and the coworker had their own work truck and gas supplied by t he school system. Masks are optional, but employees had been supplied with reusa ble masks. Schools are sanitized daily. Information regarding other engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls for COVID-19 are not included in the narrative.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555531.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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