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Inspection: 119919868 - Ca Highway Patrol, Northern Division - Redding

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 119919868Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 07/10/2012

Ca Highway Patrol, Northern Division - Redding
Big Bear Lake
Trinity Center, CA 96091
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9221/Police Protection
NAICS: 922120/Police Protection
Mailing: 2485 Sonoma St, Redding, CA 96001

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/2012
Close Case:10/14/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1903 D 10/25/2012 11/11/2012 $10,000 $22,500 $0 11/01/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170784433Event: 07/05/2012Employee Is Struck In Head By Helicopter Rotor Blade
On July 5, 2012, Employee #1, a California Highway Patrol, was exiting from a helicopter (Number H-14). The helicopter front was not the same level, and there was an incline, which caused the employee to be struck in the head by the rotor blade. Employee #1 was permitted to egress the helicopter while the engine was running and the rotors were turning. The employee was struck in the head by the rotor blade. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital suffering a head fracture. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, head, highway, rotor, helicopter, struck by, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119919868 Hospitalized injury Fracture Police and detectives, public service

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