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Inspection: 111443321 - Spokane County Fire Protection District 9

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 5

Nr: 111443321Report ID: 1055350Open Date: 01/04/1991

Spokane County Fire Protection District 9
Station 1 Hawthorne Rd & Hwy 395
Spokane, WA 99218
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: W 14 Graves Rd, Spokane, WA 99218

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/08/1991
Close Case:03/12/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
Current Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3050008504 02/22/1991 01/08/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 3050003501 02/22/1991 01/08/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170247969Event: 01/02/1991Fireman Paralyzed In Fall During Rappelling Drill
At 1:30 p.m. on January 2, 1991, Employee #1, a firefighter/paramedic at Station No. 1, was executing a rappelling drill when he fell 25 ft from the hose tower window onto the pavement. He suffered fractured vertebrae and ribs, bleeding in one lung, a concussion, and multiple contusions. At the time this report was written, Employee #1 was expected to survive, with permanent paralysis of his lower body.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, paralysis, work rules, rib, fall, fall protection, rappelling, concussion, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111443321 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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