Signature HealthCARE Newburgh fined $14K

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – A long-term care facility in Warrick County is facing a fine from the state. Signature HealthCARE in Newburgh received two fines of $7,000 each.

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the facility required employees to wear N95 respirators.

But it did not have a plan in place to make sure the employees were medically fit to wear them. IOSHA said it learned of the violation while investigating a COVID-19 related employee death at the facility.

It said the violation has been corrected. Eyewitness News has reached out to Signature HealthCARE for a response.

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(This story was originally published on December 10, 2020)

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