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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1164223.015 - Exum Mountain Guide Service & School Of Mountaineering

Inspection Information - Office: Wyoming

Nr: 1164223.015Report ID: 0855610Open Date: 07/25/2016

Exum Mountain Guide Service & School Of Mountaineering
Lupine Meadows Rd
Moose, WY 83012
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 611699/All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
Mailing: Po Box 8759, Jackson, WY 83002

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/11/2016
Close Case:02/06/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $14,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,700
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,350 $0 $7,350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19100132 B 11/29/2016 02/06/2017 $4,900 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 11/29/2016 12/23/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Other 19100132 H01 11/29/2016 02/06/2017 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01002B Serious 19100132 H06 11/29/2016 12/23/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003 Other 19101030 C01 I 11/29/2016 02/06/2017 $2,450 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 87501.015Event: 07/23/2016Employee Falls From Cliff And Is Killed
At 10:15 a.m. on July 23, 2016, an employee was attempting to get a belay device un-struck from the face of the Owing-Spalding rappel on the Grand Teton Mountain. The employee was wearing a Mammut Climbing harness, using 9/16 8 foot synthetic flat strap runner as a positioning device. The employee was using two 20 meter climbing ropes to lower clients to the upper saddle floor in a belayed rappel. The employee was also wearing a climbing helmet. As the employee was working to un-stick the rappel device, the employee either unhooked his positioning device, or the positioning device broke, or the positioning device knot untied resulting in employee falling 120 vertical feet to the floor of the upper saddle. The employee then tumbled over the edge of Valhalla Canyon on the east face falling approximately another 2280 feet down the mountain side. The employee was killed and received very traumatic injury's to the entire body.
Keywords: rappelling, face, fracture, leg, fall protection, fall, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1164223.015 Fatality Dislocation Guides

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