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Accident: 100235.015 - Fire Fighter Falls Off Cliff And Sustains Face Trauma, Fract

Accident: 100235.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1273470.01510/26/2017Ca Forestry & Fire Protection
At 4:30 a.m. on October 17, 2017, an employee, working as a fire fighter, and coworkers were performing hand line clearance in support of a hose lay operation during a wildland forest fire evacuation. The work crew was evacuating the area to their second designated escape route a (dry creek bed) due to rollouts and fire backing down the mountainside. The employee and coworkers were walking down a dark steep hillside. The employee and coworkers walked over the open side of a cliff that was approximately 50 feet high and landed on the ground and a boulder. The employee sustained facial trauma, fractured forearm, and lacerations. The coworkers also fell but did not received serious injuries. The employee was transported to Stanford Hospital.
Keywords: arm, face, fire fighter, laceration, fracture, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1273470.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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