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Inspection: 309298818 - Huntington Beach Fire Dept

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 309298818Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 07/27/2007

Huntington Beach Fire Dept
1110 Temarisk
Anaheim, CA 92807
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 2000 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/30/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/24/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201148939Event: 03/11/2007Employee Is Struck By Axe And Sustains Facial Lacerations
On March 11, 2007, Employee #1 was engaged in firefighting activity along with a coworker and some other firefighters at a residential structure fire. Employee #1 was attempting to locate and extinguish a fire located in the walls and floor of a deck with an axe, when he became tired and handed the axe off to his coworker. In order to remove two studs from the wall of the patio, the coworker took several swings of the axe. On the last swing, the coworker broke through both studs and the axe continued around striking Employee #1 in the right cheek. Employee #1 suffered deep laceration to the right side of his face and broken nose. Employee #1 was hospitalized for over 24 hours.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, nose, laceration, struck by, hand tool, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309298818 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Firefighting occupations

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