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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123946337 - Ca Prison Industry Authority

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 123946337Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 12/28/1992

Ca Prison Industry Authority
300 Prison Rd
Represa, CA 95671
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9223/Correctional Institutions
Mailing: P.O. Box 290009, Represa, CA 95671

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/30/1992
Close Case:04/12/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 960211Event: 12/18/1992Employee Breaks Ankle In Rappelling Test
Employee #1 had been properly trained for her attempt to qualify for the facility's 20 member special emergency response team (S.E.R.T.). She was attempting to qualify in a rappelling procedure. She had placed her right foot outward from tower #5 and secured her left foot. As she was attempting her third step, her left foot slipped and she dropped about 1 to 3 feet. Her left ankle twisted behind her and was broken. The chain of command consisted of the instructor, the correctional sergeant, the assistant S.E.R.T. commander, and the S.E.R.T. commander.
Keywords: fracture, slip, fall, rappelling, tower, ankle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123946337 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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