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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126142264 - Santa Barbara City Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 126142264Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 09/03/1999

Santa Barbara City Fire Department
121 W Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/25/2000
Close Case:10/23/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
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 3203 A04 02/25/2000 01/31/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/31/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A06 02/25/2000 01/31/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/31/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3203 A07 02/25/2000 03/22/2000 $0 $0 $0 03/31/2000 D - Govt Dismissed
Deleted 4. 04001 Serious 3401 B05 02/25/2000 03/22/2000 $0 $0 $0 03/31/2000 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201093820Event: 08/28/1999Emt Dies From Heat Stress And Dehydration
On August 28, 1999, a Santa Barbara City fire fighter died of heat stress related injuries. He was on loan, through a mutual aid contract, to support the Camuesa Plains Wildland fire. He was serving in the capacity of a line EMT. The coroners report indicates he was in excellent health prior to the assignment and there was no massive trauma to account for. Therefore, death was determined as being due to extreme heat and dehydration.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, emergency response, fire, heat stroke, heat exhaustion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126142264 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations

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