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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 140770.015 Event: 10/11/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
On Monday, September 13, 2021, an employee had just returned to work as a Substa nce Abuse Counselor at a mental health and substance abuse facility after a gett ing over a stomach flu. On Friday, September 17, 2021, the employee started to e xperience COVID-19 related symptoms. On Saturday, September 18, 2021, the employ ee began to feel much worse and she quarantined herself at home. On Sunday, Sept ember 19, 2021, she took a COVID-19 test and tested positive. On September 26, 2 021, the employee was hospitalized. At 4:00 a.m. on October 11, 2021, the employ ee died. There was a report that the employee's oxygen mask came off while in th e hospital and was not immediately noticed. The hospital staff tried to revive h er but were unsuccessful. The OSHA 300 Log indicated that three coworkers had CO VID-19 with time off between September 8, 2021, and September 19, 2021, includin g the employee. Information regarding engineering, administrative and personal p rotective equipment controls for COVID-19 are not included in the narrative.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1561372.015 Fatality Counselors, educational and vocational

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