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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1491128.015 - Kl Farms/Fire Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding


Inspection Nr: 1491128.015
Report ID: 0950623
Open Date: 09/01/2020

Site Address:
Kl Farms/Fire Llc
25n09 Rd 9 Miles Nw Of Paskenta
Paskenta, CA 96074

Mailing Address:
67918 Hunter Road, Summerville, OR 97876

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 115310/Support Activities for Forestry

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/06/2021


Close Case:01/07/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1653519
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129178.015
Event: 08/31/2020
Employee Is Killed In Wildfire

At 2:20 p.m. on August 31, 2020, Employee # 1 was fighting an active forest fire . Three engine crews were advancing down a forest service road and trying to slo w the progress of the fire that was below them. The crew was engaged in fire sup pression activities when a wind change re-directed the fire uphill engulfing the ir location in burning trees and vegetation. In an attempt to escape the blaze, Employee # 1 and one other coworker started backing uphill to a turnaround spot approximately a quarter of a mile up the narrow forest service road. Between the smoke and flames, Employee # 1, who was the driver, lost track of the road. The truck she was driving slid approximately 25 feet down a steep grade. The truck came to rest broadside against a burning tree surrounded by burning brush. The vehicle became engulfed in flames; the coworker barely escaped. Employee # 1 die d due to incineration in the active wildfire.

Keywords:burn, fire, fire brigade, fire brigade/department, fire truck, truck driver

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491128.015 Fatality Firefighting occupations
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