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Inspection: 310299680 - Spokane Co Fire Dist #4

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 6

Nr: 310299680Report ID: 1055360Open Date: 08/30/2006

Spokane Co Fire Dist #4
22123 Elk-Chattaroy Rd
Colbert, WA 99005
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 3219 E Chattaroy Rd, Chattaroy, WA 99003

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/30/2006
Close Case:02/07/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3050400107 C 01 01/17/2007 09/06/2006 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202366282Event: 08/30/2006Firefighters Are Hospitalzied In Exposure To Toxic Vapors
On August 29, 2006, Employees #1 through #5, all firefighters, were extinguishing a burning garbage truck that contained a high pH cleaning product. After most of the fire was out, the truck was moved to a transfer station, where some of the garbage was unloaded and the fire was completely extinguished. That evening, the employees experienced shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and skin irritation due to inhalation of toxic chemical vapors emitted from the fire. They were all hospitalized at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA, where they were treated for their injuries.
Keywords: firefighter, fire, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, nausea, cleaning fluid, chemical vapor, chemical, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310299680 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 310299680 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 310299680 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 310299680 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 310299680 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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