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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1491128.015 - Kl Farms/Fire Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 1491128.015Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 09/01/2020

Kl Farms/Fire Llc
25n09 Rd 9 Miles Nw Of Paskentanull
Paskenta, CA 96074
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 115310/Support Activities for Forestry
Mailing: 67918 Hunter Roadnull, Summerville, OR 97876

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/06/2021
Close Case:01/07/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129178.015Event: 08/31/2020Employee Is Killed In Wildfire
At 2:20 p.m. on August 31, 2020, Employee # 1 was fighting an active forest fire . Three engine crews were advancing down a forest service road and trying to slo w the progress of the fire that was below them. The crew was engaged in fire sup pression activities when a wind change re-directed the fire uphill engulfing the ir location in burning trees and vegetation. In an attempt to escape the blaze, Employee # 1 and one other coworker started backing uphill to a turnaround spot approximately a quarter of a mile up the narrow forest service road. Between the smoke and flames, Employee # 1, who was the driver, lost track of the road. The truck she was driving slid approximately 25 feet down a steep grade. The truck came to rest broadside against a burning tree surrounded by burning brush. The vehicle became engulfed in flames; the coworker barely escaped. Employee # 1 die d due to incineration in the active wildfire.
Keywords: burn, fire, fire brigade, fire brigade/department, fire truck, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491128.015 Fatality Firefighting occupations

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