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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 140131.015 Event: 09/28/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
An employee was working as a police officer and was on light-duty status assigne d to the hit-and-run detail in the traffic bureau. The employee's son tested pos itive for COVID-19 at his workplace on August 27, 2021. The employee notified th e employer and was put on COVID-19 exposure protocol. The protocol permitted emp loyees to be in the workplace but required them to maintain social distance from others, to wear a face covering at all times, and to get tested for COVID-19, r egardless of their symptoms, by the fifth day after their last exposure to a COV ID-19 positive individual. On September 1, 2021, the employee got tested for COV ID-19 and the result returned positive three days later. The employee was admitt ed to the hospital on September 13, 2021, and died at 8:00 a.m. on September 28, 2021, due to respiratory failure.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555670.015 Fatality Law Enforcement: Police

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