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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125897579 - Barstow Fire Protection District

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125897579Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 09/29/1998

Barstow Fire Protection District
Cottonwood & Oakmont
Barstow, CA 92311
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: 861 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/1998
Close Case:10/07/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201151370Event: 06/19/1998Employee Sustains Leg Injuries From Fire Hose
At 1:20 p.m. on June 19, 1998, Employee #1 initiated a forward hose lay at a hydrant. He was standing on the hose to keep it from moving. As the apparatus continued down the street, a coupler on the hose, within the apparatus, caught on the turntable, causing tension on the already dropped hose. The hose was stretched like a rubber band and it forced the butt end that was wrapped around the hydrant to fly around and strike Employee #1 in his legs. Employee #1 was hospitalized and orthopedic surgery was performed to treat an open grade II left tibia fracture. This incident was the result of Employee #1 failing to follow what is a universal procedure for hose laying.
Keywords: firefighter, hose, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125897579 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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