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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1395183.015 - City Of Peoria - Fire-Medical Department

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty


Inspection Nr: 1395183.015
Report ID: 0950411
Date Opened: 04/22/2019

Site Address:
City Of Peoria - Fire-Medical Department
Mcmicken Battery Storage Facility W Grand Ave & W Deer Valley Rd
Surprise, AZ 85387

Mailing Address:
8401 W Monroe St, Peoria, AZ 85345

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 07/18/2019


Case Closed: 07/18/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1475992 Yes
Inspection 1403266 Yes
Inspection 1395187 Yes
Inspection 1404307 Yes
Inspection 1404321 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 118161.015
Event: 04/19/2019
Four Employees Receive Multiple Injuries From Explosion

At 8:00 p.m. on April 19, 2019, Employee #1, #2, #3 and #4 were was screening an d conducting heat monitoring at several entries into the perimeter of the lithiu m-ion battery storage facility that had caught fire. During a fourth entry into the facility an explosion occurred that sent debris and fire across the area kno cking Employee #1, #2, #3 and #4 (hazmat firefighters) unconscious. The cause is still pending investigation. The employees suffered concussions, fractures, hea t/chemical burns, sprains, lacerations and contusions to multiple areas of their bodies and were hospitalized.

Keywords:abdomen, abrasion, battery, burn, chemical burn, chemical reaction, concussion, contusion, explosion, face, fire, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, flying object, foot, fracture, head, heat, inhalation, laceration,

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395183.015 Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
2 1395183.015 Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
3 1395183.015 Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
4 1395183.015 Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
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