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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1243970.015 - Oars West Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Wyoming

Nr: 1243970.015Report ID: 0855610Open Date: 06/16/2017

Oars West Inc
Grants Village
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 713990/All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
Mailing: Po Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/16/2017
Close Case:10/12/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $33,672 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $38,672
Current Penalty $16,836 $0 $0 $3,750 $0 $20,586
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040030 A 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 27-11-105 (B)(VI)(A) 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $8,418 $11,224 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02002A Serious 19100132 A 10/13/2017 11/08/2017 $0 $11,224 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002B Serious 19100132 H01 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02003A Serious 19100132 D01 I 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $8,418 $11,224 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02003B Serious 19100132 D02 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02003C Serious 19100132 F01 II 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 03001 Other 19040039 A01 10/13/2017 05/14/2018 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97934.015Event: 06/14/2017Employee Is Killed When Kayak Overturns
At 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2017, Employee #1 and two coworkers were serving guides on a kayak trip of the Yellowstone Lake. While paddling in open water, one of the clients had fallen into the water. After Employee #1 and the two coworkers rescued the client, they began pumping water from the clients overturned kayak. When this was not successful, Employee #1 and the coworkers decided that the client and their kayak needed to be towed to shore. One coworker tied the clients kayak to theirs using a through bag and began paddling to shore, while Employee #1 and the other coworker followed behind in their kayaks. During transit to shore, Employee #1s kayak rolled over and dumped Employee #1 into the water, who suffered hypothermia and was killed. The incident investigation revealed that Employee #1 had a hyperemia kit containing a wool blanket and cell phone to call for emergency services and was wearing a personal flotation device at the time of the incident.
Keywords: caught in, roll-over, water, heat
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1243970.015 Fatality Other Occupation Not Listed

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