OSHA cited the owner of several Rhode Island medical facilities for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 after he allegedly contracted the coronavirus and infected six employees with the disease.
Inspectors found the owner’s actions willfully exposed employees to COVID-19.
An investigation revealed the owner allegedly continued to interact with workers and didn’t properly implement safeguards after he exhibited COVID-19 symptoms and later tested positive for the virus, according to a Department of Labor news release.
Company: North Providence Urgent Care Inc., North Providence, RI
Business: Freestanding ambulatory surgical and emergency centers
Reason for fine:
One willful violation for failure to:
- provide employment free from recognized COVID-19 hazards that could result in death or serious physical harm