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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316992627 - Central Fire Protection District Of Santa Cruz

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office

Nr: 316992627Report ID: 0950612Open Date: 04/09/2013

Central Fire Protection District Of Santa Cruz
4747 Soquel Dr.
Soquel, CA 95073
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 930 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/16/2013
Close Case:09/07/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102845450    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $160 $0 $160
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $160 $0 $160
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5142 B01 08/16/2013 08/21/2013 $160 $160 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5155 E 08/16/2013 08/21/2013 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202654356Event: 03/15/2013Employee Suffers Lung Spasms From Smoke Exsposure
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013, Employee #1, a Fire Captain with Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz, had an episode of a Bronchial Spasm, which caused him to return home from work and later required him to be hospitalized. Apparently, Employee #1 was exposed to excessive smoke when responding to a residential structural fire on March 5, 2013, where his exposure was due to strong winds. Employee #1 checked himself in at the Hospital on March 16, 2013, and again into a second Hospital on March 17, 2113, after he woke up having difficulty breathing. Employee #1 was treated by a pulmonologist and released on March 22, 2013. His doctor believed his condition was due to an accumulation of exposure to smoke for the past 20 years, while Employee #1 had worked as a fire fighter.
Keywords: firefighter, high wind, lung, toxic atmosphere, smoke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316992627 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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