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Inspection: 316672716 - Los Angeles County Fire Dept., Station 68

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316672716Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 01/13/2014

Los Angeles County Fire Dept., Station 68
4227 Freedom Dr.
Calabasas, CA 91302
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 1320 N. Eastern Ave., Room 173, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/30/2014
Close Case:04/25/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102788536    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $840 $0 $840
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $100 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 05/01/2014 06/03/2014 $100 $420 $0 05/21/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3380 F02 05/01/2014 06/03/2014 $0 $420 $0 05/21/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202658803Event: 11/02/2013Employee Sustains Burns On Arm And Hand Fighting Fire
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on November 2, 2013, Employee #1, a fire fighter, who was also a Captain, with Los Angeles County Fire Department, Station 68, was fighting a structure fire. In order to extinguish this second story structural fire inside of a condominium unit, Employee #1 had dropped down in position from Captain to fire fighter. Employee #1 had donned all of his required Personal Protective Equipment (ppe) and was engaged in full fire suppression, using a 1.75 water line. Employee #1 was carrying a metal cutting tool in a pocket on his left forearm. The "knock down" event took approximately four minutes. During the overhaul event, which lasted approximately three minutes, Employee #1 felt burning on his arm. The tool in the pocket of his arm heated up, and as a result, Employee #1 sustained third degree burns to his forearms and knuckles. Employee #1's supervisor was outside of the building, and there were no direct witnesses to the incident. Employee #1 was hospitalized with burns on his arm and hand.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, forearm, water hose, arm, fire brigade, hand tool, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316672716 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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