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Accident: 202523775 - Employee Suffers Heat Exhaustion While Putting Out A Wild Fi

Accident: 202523775 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 06/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31669914906/07/20139224Ca Forestry & Fire Protection-Cal Fire
At approximately 8:50 p.m. on June 4, 2013, Employee #1, a fire fighter of CA Forestry & Fire Protection sustained a heat exhaustion incident, while putting out a wild fire. On the day of the incident, the fire was dispatched at approximately 3:44 p.m., so Employee #1 could have been fighting the fire for approximately 5 hours. As Employee #1 was putting out a dry grass fire, he developed heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Employee #1 was immediately transported to Hazel Hawkins Hospital where he was admitted for observation and to treat for cramps and heat exhaustion. He was released the next day.
Keywords: firefighter, fire, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316699149 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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