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Inspection: 1601416.015 - Shasta Mountain Guides, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding


Inspection Nr: 1601416.015
Report ID: 0950623
Date Opened: 06/06/2022

Site Address:
Shasta Mountain Guides, Llc
Mt Shasta
Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Mailing Address:
301 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 713990/All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/05/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1901976
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,000
Current Penalty $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 3203(A) 12/05/2022 $9,000 $9,000 $0 12/06/2022 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 3203(A)(6)(B) 12/05/2022 $18,000 $18,000 $0 12/06/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 146896.015
Event: 06/06/2022
Employee Is Killed In Fall During Mountain Climbing Expediti

At 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2022, the employee and coworker #1 were providing guide services to five clients to ascend the summit of Mt. Shasta. The incident occu rred on the final day of a four-day mountain climbing expedition when the group of climbers were at an elevation of 11,500 feet. Coworker #1 was tethered with harnesses and climbing ropes to three clients, and was 50 feet ahead of the empl oyee who was tethered to two clients. When conditions changed from snow to ice, coworker #1 communicated via radio to the employee that it was too dangerous to continue the summit attempt, but that an area 100 feet ahead would provide a saf e location for the groups to remain until they could safely descend to base camp . While coworker #1 looked away momentarily, the employee and her two guests lo st control and slid down the mountain out of sight. The employee and her two gu ests attempted to self-arrest but could not due to extreme ice conditions and th e speed of the group, finally stopping 2,000 feet down the mountain. One of the two guests used their cell phone to call emergency medical services (EMS) via 9- 1-1. Coworker #1 radioed coworker #2 at base camp for assistance, and coworker #2 began their ascent to the employee and guests. Both coworker #1 and coworker #2 monitored the condition of the employee who had sustained various bruises, c ontusions and lacerations to the body. The employee's condition was observed to worsen prior to the arrival of California Highway Patrol (CHP) air rescue helic opter, and Coworker #2 initiated CPR when the employee went into cardiac arrest. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.

Keywords:cardiac arrest, climbing, climbing line, contusion, cpr, fall, fall from elevation, harness, laceration, lost control, rope, slid, weather

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1601416.015 Fatality
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