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Inspection: 310412820 - Westwood Community Service District

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 310412820Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 05/31/2007

Westwood Community Service District
311 Cedar St
Westwood, CA 96137
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: Po Box 319, Westwood, CA 96137

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/31/2007
Close Case:10/25/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202485702Event: 05/01/2007Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder
At approximately 7:12 p.m. on May 1, 2007, Employee #1, a volunteer fire fighter, was fighting a house fire. Employee #1 was working with a full-time fire fighter to ventilate the single story roof. Employee #1 was working from a ladder being supported by a Good Samaritan, while the other fire fighter worked from the roof. The other fire fighter lost his balance and Employee #1 reached to grab him as the other fire fighter fell approximately 9 ft off the roof. This caused Employee #1 to fall off the ladder. The other fire fighter was uninjured. Employee #1 seriously injured, sustaining a spiral fracture of his left leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, fire, ladder, fall, lost balance, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310412820 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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