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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312436165 - Ventury County Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 312436165Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 04/07/2010

Ventury County Fire Department
1910 Laurelwood Ct.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 165 Durley Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/17/2010
Close Case:06/17/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 312436165Event: 04/05/2010Employee Injures Eye While Fighting Fire
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on April 5, 2010, Employee #1, a firefighter, was performing his regularly assigned task of fighting a structure fire in the attempt to put out a fully engulfed house fire. The firefighter was standing at a 45-degree angle approximately 10-14 feet from the left rear of the structure shooting water from a hose onto the burning house when the popping of hundreds of rounds of ammunition going off was heard. The firefighter felt something hard hit him in his right eye, which was later determined to be flying projectiles caused by exploding ammunition, and he fell to the ground. The firefighter ultimately lost his right eye. Employee #1 was working with/in close proximity to his captain and several other firefighters. The Division was notified of the accident at 7:33 p.m. on April 5, 2010 by the employer, and initiated an inspection on April 7, 2010. The employer involved in the accident was a county fire department.
Keywords: eye, firefighter, explosion, flying object, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312436165 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Firefighting occupations

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