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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1491741.015 - Wayne County Sheriff Office

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1491741.015
Report ID: 0552652
Open Date: 09/03/2020

Site Address:
Wayne County Sheriff Office
525 Clinton St
Detroit, MI 48226

Mailing Address:
525 Clinton St, Detroit, MI 48226

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 922120/Police Protection

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 04/22/2021


Close Case:07/14/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1657089
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $8,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $700 $0 $7,700
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 408.1011(A) 06/11/2021 07/15/2021 $7,000 $7,000 $0 07/30/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 408.22112(1) 06/11/2021 $700 $1,000 $0 07/30/2021 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129302.015
Event: 09/02/2020
Employee Is Killed In Inmate Escape Attempt

At 10:15 p.m. on September 2, 2020, an employee was performing night time lockdo wn procedures. While checking cell doors, he was walking past a cell door he tho ught was locked when the inmate pushed it open and attacked him. The inmate grab bed the employee from behind and held him in a chokehold for 20-30 minutes. He t hen stole the employee's keys to escape the jail however, the escape attempt was unsuccessful. When coworkers arrived, they found the employee unresponsive and the inmate in his cell. The employee died from his injuries.

Keywords:inmate, police, prison, strangulated

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491741.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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