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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300863222 - California Dept Of Correction

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 300863222Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 08/25/2003

California Dept Of Correction
41100 Pine Bench Rd
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 41100 Pine Bench Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/12/2004
Close Case:01/12/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 300863222Event: 08/11/2003Employee Collapses And Dies During Training
At approximately 2:18 p.m. on August 11, 2003, Employee #1, a prison inmate firefighter, was participating in a training orientation and acclimatization hike. The prescribed hike was to take place on an established trail of approximately one hour in duration and two miles long involving moderate to steep pitches in the terrain. Employee #1 received initial firefighting training on August 6, 2003, with a cadre of 13 other inmates. Employee #1 had received his initial complement of firefighter personal protective equipment and had attended a briefing relating to hydration and heat stress in the morning. Employee #1 collapsed and died due to cardiac arrest brought on by heat stress.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, ppe, heat stroke, heat exhaustion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300863222 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations

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