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Inspection: 1496416.015 - San Francisco Fire Dept

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 1496416.015Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 10/07/2020

San Francisco Fire Dept
2310 Folsom Streetnull
San Francisco, CA 94110
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 698 Second Streetroom #315, San Francisco, CA 94107

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/27/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,550 $0 $2,550
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,550 $0 $2,550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A) 04/07/2021 $1,275 $1,275 $0 05/04/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 3209(A) 04/07/2021 05/24/2021 $1,275 $1,275 $0 05/04/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131678.015Event: 10/07/2020Employee Is Killed In Fall From Third Floor Fire Escape
At 11:00 a.m. on October 7, 2020, a local fire department employee was participa ting in a standpipe drill at the department local training center. The employee was on the 3rd floor turning on a water valve near the fire escape. The standpip e outlet was approximately a foot away beyond the fire escape railing. The Y-out let itself had two outlets to accommodate the attachment of 2 hoses. It is a pol icy that the outer outlet that is furthest away from the fire escape be connecte d and it was so connected. Partway through the drill, for reasons unknown, the e mployee went from the floor onto the fire escape and turned on the lever for the 2nd outlet of the Y-valve (which had no hose attached). This caused water to fl ow out the valve at 100 psi, hitting the employee and pushing him off balance an d backwards over the railing. He fell approximately 27 feet to the ground, suffe ring blunt force head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, fire brigade/department, fire escape, fire ext system, fire fighter, head, high pressure, high pressure pipe, pressure piping, pressure release, skull, traini
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1496416.015 Fatality Fire Fighter

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