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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300871944 - La County Fire

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 300871944Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 07/28/2009

La County Fire
1900 S. Rambla Pacifico
Malibu, CA 90265
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 1320 N. Eastern Ave., Rm. 173, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/28/2009
Close Case:06/12/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
Current Penalty $2,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3395 E01 D 12/30/2009 01/05/2010 $2,700 $6,750 $0 01/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202540654Event: 07/22/2009Employee Suffers Heat Exhaustion After Exercising
On July 22, 2009, Employee #1 was a candidate for LA County's Fire Suppression Aid position and was in training for the position. The training program was a 4-week program that follows the standardized USDA Forest Service Hotshot Crew requirements. Following the daily pack hike, Employee #1 experienced nausea and weakness, and was disoriented and combative. He was hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center for treatment of heat exhaustion and electrolyte imbalance. On July 17, 2009, after completing the daily morning exercise of stretching and calisthenics, Employee #1 experienced weakness, dizziness and facial numbness. He was treated at UCLA Medical Center for dehydration.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, heat exhaustion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300871944 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations

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