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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1356716.015 - Imperial Irrigation District

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1356716.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 10/27/2018

Imperial Irrigation District
Ash Canal. South Of Holltvillenull
Imperial, CA 92251
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 221310/Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Mailing: 333 E East Barioni Blvdnull, Imperial, CA 92251

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/09/2019
Close Case:01/09/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110498.015Event: 10/26/2018Employee Drowns While Retrieving Vehicle From Canal
At 2:30 p.m. on October 26, 2018, an employee was recovering a vehicle that had been driven into a canal and had dived in 4 feet of running clear water before h ooking a line to it. The employee returned to the canal bank, rested and drank some water before diving a second time to put another line on the vehicle. The employee did not respond to his coworkers signals and the crew on the bank pull ed the employee unconscious from the canal. CPR was started and the employee wa s transported to El Centro Regional Hospital before being air lifted to UCSD. T he employee died while at the hospital.
Keywords: canal, drown, drowning, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1356716.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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