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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1246087.015 - Ca Dept Of Forestry And Fire Protection

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1246087.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 07/10/2017

Ca Dept Of Forestry And Fire Protection
13468 I-8
Lakeside, CA 92040
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 2249 Jamacha Road , El Cajon, CA 92019

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/12/2018
Close Case:09/13/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious SPECIAL ORDER #142 09/11/2018 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97038.015Event: 07/05/2017Employee'S Right Thigh Is Lacerated By Chain Saw
At 2:30 p.m. on July 5, 2017, an employee was assigned to clear brush as a puller for the chain saw operator. The employee's normal work duties are assisting the chain saw operator by clearing brush and other vegetation. The chain saw was a Stihl 24 inch chainsaw. The employee was seriously injured when he lost his balance and straddled the chainsaw. The employee was positioned on top of steep elevated terrain with a 58% grade drop off. Another sawyer / puller team had started their way down the steep grade to clear brush. The chainsaw teams were leap frogging each other due to the limited working area and the slope of the hill. There was limited secure footing on the downward sloping ledge and the employee lost his balance falling in the direction of the sloping ground toward the chain saw operator. He was transported to the hospital and kept on life support until he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: chain saw, laceration
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1246087.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Fire Fighter

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