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Accident: 130807.015 - Employee Suffers Heat-Related Illness During Training Hike

Accident: 130807.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/25/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486216.01507/31/2020Ca Forestry And Fire Protection
At 10:03 a.m. on July 25, 2020, an employee, a wildland firefighter, and two cow orkers, another wildland firefighter and a fire captain, were engaged in a train ing/physical fitness hike on a maintained hiking trail. The employees were weari ng their Nomex wildland firefighting clothing and carrying their normal hand too ls. The fire crew was at the last checkpoint on the hike when the employee start ed to feel hot and ill. The employee unzipped his top and started to pour water on his head. The fire captain and the coworker noticed that the employee was in distress so they removed his tools and assisted him the rest of the way to the f ire engine. The captain called for emergency medical services as the employee sa t in the shade and sipped water. When the ambulance arrived, the employee became unconscious and he was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted a nd treated for a heat related illnesses.
Keywords: fire brigade/department, fire fighter, heat-related illness , overheated, training, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486216.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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