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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/23/2014 11/19/2014 $5,000 $5,000 $0 10/27/2014 R - Review Commission
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 10/23/2014 11/19/2014 $5,000 $5,000 $0 10/27/2014 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 61049.015 Event: 04/28/2014Employee Drowns While Swimming With Sea Lions
At 9:00 p.m. on April 28, 2014, a sea lion training crew was conducting training exercises in San Diego Bay near the NAS North Island north boat launch, also ca lled Seaplane Ramp #10. The ramp was approximately 50 feet wide. Prior to the in cident, the employee was dropped off at the beach and swam from the beach into t he water near the west wing of the ramp. Two sea lions successfully located him south of the pier's west wing. The employee was to move to the north side of the west wing but a third sea lion failed to find him there. After a search by the employee's co-workers, he was spotted underwater under the ramp. CPR and advance d life support was administered but were unsuccessful. The employee wore a wetsu it and a 17 pound weight belt but did not have a personal floatation device (PFD ) or air supply system such as SCUBA or rebreather. He was in the water by hims elf at night with no designated safety observer and the employee drowned.
Keywords: access/egress, caught in, drowning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 974744.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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