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Accident: 201151370 - Employee Sustains Leg Injuries From Fire Hose

Accident: 201151370 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12589757909/29/19989224Barstow Fire Protection District
At 1:20 p.m. on June 19, 1998, Employee #1 initiated a forward hose lay at a hydrant. He was standing on the hose to keep it from moving. As the apparatus continued down the street, a coupler on the hose, within the apparatus, caught on the turntable, causing tension on the already dropped hose. The hose was stretched like a rubber band and it forced the butt end that was wrapped around the hydrant to fly around and strike Employee #1 in his legs. Employee #1 was hospitalized and orthopedic surgery was performed to treat an open grade II left tibia fracture. This incident was the result of Employee #1 failing to follow what is a universal procedure for hose laying.
Keywords: firefighter, hose, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125897579 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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